Ohio State vs Michigan College Football Predictions Picks: The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines are set to do battle as the two bitter rivals will meet at the Big House in Ann Arbor this Saturday. Kickoff in this classic series is set for 12:00pm ET on ABC. College Football Predictions Picks at Bodog.com have the Buckeyes listed as a -12 against the spread road favorite.
Ohio State wrapped up the Big 10 title last week, beating the Iowa Hawkeyes 27-24 in overtime at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. The Buckeyes capitailzed on three Hawkeye turnovers to win their fourth straight game and run their conference record to 6-1. Jim Tressel's squad also ran the ball effectively against Iowa's stingy defense, racking up 229 yards on the ground at 4.5 yards per carry. Junior Brando Saine made the most of his limited touches as he carried the ball 11 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns.
The Buckeyes now stand at 9-2 overall and rank 10th in the BCS standings. If they can beat the Wolverines this weekend it will be their third straight win in Ann Arbor and their eighth win in their last 11 meetings with Michigan.
The Wolverines come into Saturday's showdown with Ohio State riding a four game losing streak. Michigan's latest defeat came last weekend at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. The Wolverines offense managed just 15 first downs and 265 yards in the loss while their defense yielded 28 first downs and 469 yards to the Badgers. Despite the limited production, quarterback Tate Forcier had a decent afternoon, completing 20-of-26 passes for 188 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
The 5-6 Wolverines are just 1-6 in Big 10 play this season, but they are 5-2 at Michigan Stadium. They have outscored opponents by an average of 12.7 points per game at the Big House.
College Football Predictions Picks Betting Trend: Ohio State is 6-4 against the spread and 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games as a road favorite in the month of November.
Ohio State Buckeyes -12 (-110)
Michigan Wolverines +12 (-110)
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