Michigan Football game Saturday: Michigan vs Michigan State, Odds and Prediction

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The biggest game of the season to this point has arrived as Michigan football takes on Michigan State Saturday. Here’s a look at the odds and an early prediction. 

It was hard not to look ahead to Michigan football‘s showdown with Michigan State this week. We all know what’s at stake.

Of course, it’s going to mean a lot in the Big Ten race as both teams are undefeated overall and in the Big Ten East along with Ohio State. Penn State is two games back right now, but for some reason, is still hosting College Gameday.

At any rate, this is more about than the standings. It’s about the state of Michigan. Jim Harbaugh re-established the Wolverines as the force but now that Mel Tucker is 1-0 against Harbaugh and has turned the Spartans into a Big Ten contender, it’s up for grabs again.

Going 0-5 against Ohio State is bad. But Harbaugh doesn’t want to be 0-2 against Mel Tucker, that’s going to send the fanbase into a frenzy, even with a 7-0 start.

We’ll have a ton of stuff on the site leading up to this game on Saturday but here’s an early look at the odds, as well as a prediction for Michigan football vs Michigan State.

Michigan Football vs Michigan State odds Week 9

According to WynnBet’s odds for Week 9 of the college football season, Michigan football heads to East Lansing as a five-point favorite, on the road. The over/under is set at 51.5 points.

Michigan Football vs Michigan State Prediction Week 9

The bookmakers really like the Wolverines and so far this season, Michigan is 6-1 against the spread. However, the Wolverines were just a three-point favorite at Nebraska, so having them as a five-point favorite is a little curious.

Michigan football has been very consistent throughout this season. It has only trailed once in seven games (at Nebraska) and has road wins in Lincoln and Madison.

The biggest question facing the Wolverines is whether or not Cade McNamara can do enough to win the game if needed? He did so at Wisconsin, throwing for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns as the Badgers run defense made it hard on Michigan.

Cade also threw for over 200 yards against Nebraska and if Roman Wilson is able to play, that would be a huge help in terms of trying to stretch the field and getting separation outside.

The Spartans have allowed 286 yards per game through the air and if Michigan is able to run the football (it leads the Big Ten in rushing yards), it should find success throwing too.

Michigan will win and a late Jake Moody field goal gets the Wolverines over the number thanks to a 27-20 victory.

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