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College Football Odds: Michigan favored over Michigan State

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The Michigan Wolverines take an unclear quarterback situation and a poor track record against the spread into their rivalry game against Michigan State this weekend.

Michigan is a 10-point betting favorite against the Michigan State Spartans with a 40-point total in their Week 6 college football matchup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The head-to-head trend flatters the Spartans, who are 7-2 straight-up and 9-0 against the spread in their last nine games against Michigan.

The Wolverines, who got quarterback Wilton Speight (head/neck) banged up in their last outing two weeks ago and could be forced to turn to the less seasoned John O’Korn, do have some positive general trends. Michigan is 10-0 SU over its last 10 home games, as well as 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS in its last six games in Week 6.

The Louisville Cardinals are 3.5-point road favorites against the North Carolina State Wolfpack, with a 66 total in their Thursday betting matchup. Louisville is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 road games against teams with winning records. North Carolina State is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 home games against teams with winning records.

The Wisconsin Badgers are 11.5-point road favorites against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, with a 45.5 total. Wisconsin is 7-0 ATS in its last seven road games. Nebraska is 9-1 SU in its last 10 home games.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are 26.5-point road favorites against the Texas A&M Aggies, with a 54 total. Alabama is 8-0 ATS in its last eight road games against teams with winning records. Texas A&M is 9-2 SU in its last 11 home games.

The Florida Gators are 2.5-point favorites against the LSU Tigers, with a 45.5 total. LSU is 2-5 ATS in its last seven road games against teams with winning records. Florida is 5-2 ATS in its last seven home games in October. The total has gone under in eight of Florida’s last 11 home games, according to the OddsShark College Football Database.

The Clemson Tigers are 21.5-point favorites against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, with a 47.5 total. Wake Forest is 6-1-1 ATS in its last eight games against its conference. The total has gone under in nine of Clemson’s last 12 home games against teams with winning records.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-point road favorites against the North Carolina Tar Heels, with a 57.5 total. Notre Dame is 7-0 SU and 2-5 SU in its last seven road games as a favorite of at least 10 points. North Carolina is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 home games in October.

The Miami Hurricanes are three-point road favorites against the Florida State Seminoles, with a 46 total. Miami is 0-7 SU in its last seven games against Florida State, as well as 1-3 ATS in the past four. Florida State, who lost against N.C. State in its last outing at Doak Campbell Stadium, is 7-0 SU in its last seven home games after losing their most recent home game.

The TCU Horned Frogs are 13.5-point favorites against the West Virginia Mountaineers, with a 67 total. Texas Christian is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games against its conference. West Virginia is 3-1 ATS in its last four games against TCU.

And the USC Trojans are 34-point favorites against the Oregon State Beavers, with a 58 total. Oregon State is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games in Week 6. Southern Cal is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games against its conference.

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Texas A&M trails favorites on updated NCAA Tournament odds

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The Texas A&M Aggies carved themselves a place in college basketball history with a record-setting comeback on Sunday, earning a Sweet Sixteen berth with a thrilling 92-88 double overtime victory over the Northern Iowa Panthers.

However, the Aggies’ heroics have done little to lift their national championship odds, which continue to lag at 20/1 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Aggies, seeded third in the West Region, will have another opportunity to convince the oddsmakers on Thursday, when they take on No. 2 Oklahoma as 2-point underdogs in their Sweet Sixteen matchup.

Texas A&M rides an impressive 10-2 straight up run into Thursday night’s Aggies vs. Sooners betting matchup at Honda Center, and faces an Oklahoma squad that has dropped seven straight against the spread but remains among the March Madness betting favorites with strong 15/2 odds.

Not surprisingly, the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks continue to lead the way on the national championship odds, perched as 7/2 chalk at the sportsbooks.

The Jayhawks were dominant in South Region action on the first weekend of the Big Dance, bouncing No. 16 Austin Peay in the first round before disposing of No. 9 Connecticut in their second-round matchup, outscoring their opponents by a combined 38 points.

That extended their current SU win streak to 16 games, 13-3 ATS, according to the OddsShark College Basketball Database.

The North Carolina Tar Heels, top seeds in the East and winners of seven straight SU, closely follow the Jayhawks, but face a huge challenge in their Sweet Sixteen matchup with No. 5 Indiana, who join the Aggies at 20/1 on the odds to win the NCAA Tournament.

Top seeds in the Midwest, the Virginia Cavaliers have seen their March Madness odds get a boost following No. 2 Michigan State’s shocking opening-round loss, climbing from 12/1 to a competitive 23/4, but must first get past No. 4 Iowa State, who enter the Sweet Sixteen gunning for a third straight win over the Cavaliers but sport long 28/1 championship odds.

The Oregon Ducks, who sit atop the West Region bracket, join the South’s No. 2-seeded Villanova Wildcats as the best of the rest on the latest college basketball futures, pegged at 12/1, ahead of the defending-champion Duke Blue Devils, who sport 18/1 odds ahead of their Sweet Sixteen date with Oregon.

A trio of squads join the Cyclones at 28/1, including the Miami Hurricanes, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and Maryland Terrapins, while the Syracuse Orange sit alongside the Wisconsin Badgers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish as 33/1 longshots to win the title.