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Michigan vs Ohio State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Close Call in Battle of Unbeatens)

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Michigan vs Ohio State prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Michigan vs Ohio State Week 13 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 2 Michigan Wolverines (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten) vs. No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Venue: Ohio Stadium — Columbus, OH
Coverage: FOX

Week 13 of the 2022 college football season includes a Big Ten battle between the two conference powerhouses. The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines and No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes rivalry in 'The Game' features both teams 11-0 and the winner advancing to the Big Ten Championship Game and securing a spot in the final four College Football Playoff.

Michigan vs Ohio State Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MICH: (+235) | OSU: (-295)
Spread: MICH: +7.5 (-110) | OSU: -7.5 (-110)
Total: 57.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Ohio State enters this contest as a solid favorite on the spread (-7.5) and moneyline at nearly 3/1 odds (-295). A win by Michigan returns +235 on the moneyline. The total is 57.5 points, and above average for a college football total compared to other games this week.

Michigan vs Ohio State Prediction & Pick

Both teams are off narrow wins as huge favorites last week and clearly looking ahead to this showdown for all the marbles. Michigan escaped against Illinois 19-17 with a last second field goal. Ohio State trailed 13-10 at halftime at Maryland and led 33-30 in the fourth quarter before the Buckeyes secured a 43-30 win as -27.5 point favorites.

Michigan is better than last year's team that beat the Buckeyes 42-27 in Ann Arbor. But so are the Buckeyes, and Ohio State is 12-0 since losing at Michigan last season.

Both teams feature strong, balanced offense and elite, dominant defenses. Ohio State averages 46 points per game and allows 17 points per game. The Buckeyes 7.4 yards per play offenses is best in the country with 65 TD's, and OSU averages 493 YPG offense (203 rush, 290 pass) led by Heisman favorite QB CJ Stroud. The Buckeyes allow 283 YPG on defense.

Michigan scores 39 points per game and allows just 12 points per game. The Wolverines offense averages 452 YPG (244 rush, 208 pass). Michigan's defense has been dominant allowing 241 YPG at 4.0 yards per play and just 13 TD's against. But the Wolverines may well be without leading rusher Blake Corum (1,457 yards, 18 TD's), who suffered a knee injury last week and didn't play in the second half against Illinois.

Final Score Prediction: Ohio State: 27 | Michigan: 24

Michigan vs Ohio State Betting Trends

- Michigan is 10-0 straight up in their last 10 games, and 5-0 on the road.
- The total has hit the Under in 9 of Michigan's last 12 games.
- Michigan is 13-6-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 20 games.
- Ohio State is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games and 13-0 at home.
- The total has hit the Over in 8 of Ohio State's last 9 games.

Michigan vs Ohio State Best Bet

Ohio State generated just 360 yards offense, making the 54-10 score a misleading misleading one against Iowa and the Hawkeye's strong defense a month ago at home. Should Michigan keep the yardage in similar range, they could win outside of unforeseen turnovers and penalties.

Monitor the status of RB Blake Corum, backup RB and TE for Michigan. The Wolverines have the stat profiles on offense and defense to suggest a modest bet as underdog, and especially at this price.

Bet: Michigan +7.5 (-110) and Under 57.5

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