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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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No. 7 Nebraska (7-0) heads to Camp Randall Stadium to face No. 11 Wisconsin (5-2) looking to make a statement, while the Badgers look to continue their success after defeating Iowa last week.

Wisconsin looks to stop Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong, who continues to have a strong year posting 1161 passing yards and 380 rushing yards with 17 total touchdowns. Armstrong’s star receiver, Jordan Westerkamp, also returns after suffering an injury on Oct. 3rd.

The last time the Cornhuskers played in Madison, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon broke the FBS single-season rushing record  in a 59-14 loss that all but ended Bo Pelini’s run as head coach.

When: 7:00 pm

Broadcast Network: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN.com

 

 

College Football Week 9 Odds: Wisconsin among favorites vs. Nebraska

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Oddsmakers expect the Wisconsin Badgers to expose the Nebraska Cornhuskers as more of a pretender than a contender in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is listed as the 8.5-point favorite with a total of 43 for their Saturday matchup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Badgers have had the upper hand on the Cornhuskers in what is becoming a major Big Ten rivalry, going 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings according to the OddsShark College Football Database.

The Badgers’ rugged offense amassed more than 500 rushing yards in each of the teams’ last two games at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin RB Corey Clement has done a fine job easing the burden on freshman QB Alex Hornibrook.

Nebraska’s offense could get a jolt from having playmaking WR Jordan Westerkamp return after a four-week absence to test Badgers CB Shelton Sojourn. Each of QB Tommy Armstrong’s primary protectors, LT Nick Gates (ankle) and RT David Knevel (ankle), have been playing hurt.

The Clemson Tigers are 4.5-point favorites against the Florida State Seminoles. Each ACC power has a playmaking QB in, respectively, Deshaun Watson and Deondre Francois. Each team can be turnover-prone. What might win the day for Clemson is DT Carlos Watkins and DE Christian Wilkins controlling the line of scrimmage and bottling up ‘Noles RB Dalvin Cook.

The Baylor Bears, who are still among the undefeated but have not faced a ranked team, are favored by three points against the Texas Longhorns.

Bears QB Seth Russell has a firm handle on his four-receiver scheme, and the Longhorns’ D has yet to show it can hold a good Big 12 offense to fewer than 40 points. Texas freshman QB Shane Buechele is facing the most efficient pass defense in the conference.

The Florida Gators are favored by 7.5 points against the Georgia Bulldogs in their annual rivalry game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Florida will run out the nation’s second-stingiest pass defense, led by CB Jalen Tabor and CB Quincy Wilson, against Georgia freshman QB Jacob Eason. Florida QB Luke Del Rio should be sounder mechanically after a bye week.

The Michigan Wolverines are favored by a whopping 23.5 points against the Michigan State Spartans, who have lost five in a row. Whether the Wolverines will end an 0-8 ATS streak in this matchup depends on whether Spartans QB Brian Lewerke can move the ball against OLB Jabril Peppers, MLB Ben Gedeon and Michigan’s defense (10 points allowed per game).

And the undefeated Washington Huskies are favored by 10 points on the road against the Utah Utes. Washington QB Jake Browning leads an attack with the capability to win shootouts. Utah, with LT Garett Bolles and a strong offensive line blocking for QB Troy Williams and RB Joe Williams, is more methodical.

Huskies linebackers Keishawn Bierria and Akeem Victor have thrived at causing turnovers, and will need a few to keep their prolific offense on the field.