Ohio State vs. Michigan Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 13 Predictions

By Dan Watson | November 21, 2021, 8:41 pm

The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1, 0-0 Big Ten) and No. 6 Michigan Wolverines (10-1, 0-0 Big Ten) clash for The Game on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Michigan Stadium, with the Buckeyes being 7.5-point favorites. The expected point total for the matchup is 63.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Ohio State stats and betting info

Betting trends for Ohio State

  • Ohio State’s ATS record is 7-4-0 this season.
  • In games this season they were favored by 7.5 points or more, the Buckeyes have a 7-4 record against the spread.
  • Six of Ohio State’s 11 games with a set total have hit the over (54.5%).
  • Five Ohio State games this season have gone over Saturday’s total of 63.5 points.
  • The Buckeyes have seen a 64.4 average over/under in their games this season, 0.9 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Buckeyes rack up 252.8 more yards per game (559.5) than the Wolverines allow per contest (306.7).
  • Ohio State is 10-1 overall when the team picks up over 306.7 yards.
  • The Buckeyes have turned the ball over nine times this season, six fewer than the Wolverines have forced (15).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 362.3 (3985) 6
Rush yards 197.3 (2170) 31
Points scored 47.2 (519) 1
Pass yards against 252.1 (2773) 99
Rush yards against 103.6 (1140) 11
Points allowed 19.0 (209) 16

Key players for Ohio State

  • C.J. Stroud has thrown for 3,468 yards (315.3 ypg) to lead Ohio State, completing 71.1% of his passes and recording 36 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season.
  • TreVeyon Henderson has carried the ball 150 times for a team-high 1,098 yards (99.8 per game), with 14 touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on 18 catches for 231 yards (21.0 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s 1,132 receiving yards (102.9 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 69 receptions and six touchdowns.
BestOdds rating 9.3
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Michigan stats and betting info

Betting trends for Michigan

  • Michigan is 9-2-0 against the spread this season.
  • The teams have hit the over in five of Michigan’s 11 games with a set total .
  • There have been three Michigan games that have finished with a combined score higher than 63.5 points this season.
  • Wolverines games have an over/under of 52.0 points this season, 11.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.
  • The Wolverines average 92.2 more yards per game (447.9) than the Buckeyes allow per matchup (355.7).
  • When Michigan totals over 355.7 yards, the team is 9-1.
  • The Wolverines have turned the ball over eight times, 10 fewer times than the Buckeyes have forced turnovers (18).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 229.5 (2525) 71
Rush yards 218.4 (2402) 15
Points scored 36.9 (406) 15
Pass yards against 178.4 (1962) 8
Rush yards against 128.4 (1412) 31
Points allowed 16.3 (179) 7

Key players for Michigan

  • Cade McNamara has 2,142 passing yards (194.7 ypg) to lead Michigan, completing 64.2% of his passes and tossing 14 touchdown passes and two interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Hassan Haskins, has carried the ball 216 times for 1,063 yards (96.6 per game), with 13 touchdowns this year.
  • Cornelius Johnson’s 546 receiving yards (49.6 yards per game) lead the team. He has 35 receptions with three touchdowns.

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