The Paul Bunyan Trophy is on the line when the No. 6 Michigan Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) and the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) square off. The Spartans,on the moneyline to win, and the Wolverines, listed at on the spread, kick things off on October 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. Sportsbooks have listed the game’s total at .
Before placing a bet on this game, take a look at this article to see the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats and more.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 30, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Michigan Vs. Michigan State Betting Odds
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Michigan Offense Vs. Michigan State Defense
|Wolverines Offense||Stats (Rank)||Spartans Defense|
|37.7 (15)||Points/Gm||18.7 (19)|
|443.9 (30)||Yards/Gm||404.7 (92)|
|190.6 (104)||Pass Yards/Gm||285.4 (125)|
|253.3 (5)||Rush Yards/Gm||119.3 (30)|
|8.0 (47)||Yards/Pass||6.1 (12)|
|5.5 (12)||Yards/Rush||3.3 (21)|
|46.5% (26)||3rd Down %||38.3% (59)|
|2 (1)||Turnovers||9 (28)|
|2 (5)||Sacks||18 (2)|
Michigan State Offense Vs. Michigan Defense
|Michigan State Offense||Stats (Rank)||Michigan Defense|
|34.3 (29)||Points/Gm||14.3 (2)|
|451.7 (22)||Yards/Gm||299.1 (12)|
|251.4 (44)||Pass Yards/Gm||182.4 (23)|
|200.3 (31)||Rush Yards/Gm||116.7 (27)|
|9.2 (14)||Yards/Pass||6.2 (14)|
|5.4 (14)||Yards/Rush||3.6 (36)|
|35.7% (99)||3rd Down %||33.3% (22)|
|7 (51)||Turnovers||6 (85)|
|8 (68)||Sacks||3 (118)|
When Michigan Has The Ball
- The Spartans’ defense ranks 92nd in yards allowed per game (404.7), while the Wolverines’ offense is 30th in college football at 443.9 yards per game.
- Michigan averages 8.0 yards per pass attempt (47th in the FBS) compared to the 6.1 per pass Michigan State allows (12th in college football).
- The Wolverines are 26th in the FBS in third-down percentage (46.5%) and will be facing the 59th-ranked Spartans defense in that category (38.3%).
- Michigan’s offense is first-ranked in college football in terms of turnovers allowed (2), and is up against the 28th-ranked team in turnovers forced, Michigan State (9).
When Michigan State Has The Ball
- The Spartans have a 35.7% third-down conversion rate, 99th in the FBS. The Wolverines allow third-down conversions on 33.3% of their opponents’ attempts (22nd).
- Michigan’s defense has three sacks (10th-fewest in the FBS). Michigan State has given up eight sacks to rank 68th in college football.
- The Wolverines rank 85th in college football with six turnovers forced, while the Spartans have committed seven (51st).
- Michigan has the second-ranked scoring defense (14.3 points per game). Michigan State’s 29th-ranked scoring offense puts up 34.3 points per game.
Michigan Betting Trends And Insights
- Michigan is 6-1-0 ATS this season.
- The Wolverines have been favored by 4 points or more five times this season, and covered the spread in four of those matchups.
- In Michigan’s seven games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total three times.
- In four games this season, Michigan and its opponents have scored more than 50.5 combined points.
- The Wolverines have won all six of the games they have been favored on the moneyline this season.
Michigan State Betting Trends And Insights
- Michigan State has covered five times in seven games with a spread this season.
- The Spartans have covered the spread when playing as at least 4-point underdogs in their only opportunity this season.
- A total of three Michigan State games this season have gone over the point total.
- Michigan State’s games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 50.5 points in four of seven outings.
- The Spartans have won both games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
Michigan Players To Watch
- Cade McNamara has passed for 1,115 yards while completing 63% of his throws (92-of-146), with five touchdowns and one interception (159.3 yards per game).
- Blake Corum has picked up a team-high 729 rushing yards (104.1 yards per game) and scored 10 touchdowns. He has tacked on 18 catches for 125 yards (17.9 receiving yards per game) with one receiving touchdown.
- Hassan Haskins has rushed for 602 yards on 124 carries (86.0 yards per game), with 10 touchdowns on the ground this year.
- Cornelius Johnson has 17 catches and paces his team with 312 receiving yards (44.6 ypg) while scoring three touchdowns.
- Daylen Baldwin’s stat line this year shows 12 catches for 219 yards and two touchdowns. He puts up 43.8 receiving yards per game.
- Erick All has totaled 157 yards on 16 receptions, averaging 26.2 yards per game.
Michigan State Players To Watch
- Payton Thorne leads his team with 1,702 passing yards (243.1 per game) and has a 61.2% completion percentage (112-of-183), throwing 15 touchdown passes and four interceptions. He also has 86 rushing yards on 39 carries (with two touchdowns), averaging 12.3 yards per game.
- Kenneth Walker III has rushed for a team-leading 996 yards on 152 attempts (142.3 yards per game) while scoring nine touchdowns.
- So far this year Jordan Simmons has run for 183 yards on 37 carries (30.5 ypg).
- Jayden Reed has racked up 27 receptions for 562 yards, best on his team, and five touchdowns. He averages 80.3 receiving yards per game.
- Jalen Nailor’s stat line this year shows 27 catches for 512 yards and six touchdowns. He puts up 73.1 receiving yards per game.
- Tre Mosley has racked up 322 yards on 21 receptions, averaging 46.0 yards per game.
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