NCAAF Games of the Year: Wolverines FG dogs vs. Spartans
Odds are out for the biggest games of the college football season. Covers Expert Matt Fargo gives you his insight into some of the marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.
NCAAF Week 10: Michigan Wolverines at Michigan State Spartans (-3)
Past History: Michigan 6-4 SU, 3-6-1 ATS, 4-6 O/U since 2003
Early look at the Wolverines: Michigan took a step backwards last season as injuries to some key players stung. This is the first time in four years Denard Robinson will not be the quarterback so, not only do they need to replace him but also 10 other starters on both sides of the ball. This includes replacing three starters on the offensive line as well as two All-Big Ten defensive backs. There are a lot of questions entering the season.
Early look at the Spartans: A preseason national title contender, the Spartans home loss to Notre Dame set the tone for a disappointing season. They would go on to lose five more games but those came by a total of just 13 points. Defensively, this team will be one of the best in the country again and the running game will be the strength on offense. To jump to the next level, a passing game must be established.
Where this line will move: If Michigan State upsets the Irish in Notre Dame, it could enter this game with an 8-0 record. It needs to find a way to win close games, something it didn't do last season. A 2-5 home record last season may keep the action low on the Spartans but they will be 5-0 at home coming into this one so we should see a higher number come Week 10.