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    Star running back Miyan Williams and the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) face the Michigan State Spartans (2-3) on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET at Spartan Stadium.

    The Buckeyes are very heavy favorites (currently -26.5) in their game against the Spartans, with the over/under being 63.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Buckeyes are -7350 and the Spartans are +1535.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Ohio State vs. Michigan State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
    • Stadium: Spartan Stadium
    Buckeyes vs Spartans Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Buckeyes -26.5 -110 -110 63.5 -112 -109 -7350 +1535

    Ohio State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State has covered the spread twice in five opportunities this year.
    • One of Michigan State’s five games with a set total has hit the over (20%).

    Ohio State Stats & Insights

    • Ohio State has been thriving on both sides of the ball, ranking third-best in total offense (529.6 yards per game) and 10th-best in total defense (263.8 yards allowed per game).
    • Ohio State has been a tough opponent for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (best with 48.8 points per game) and scoring defense (14th-best with 14.8 points allowed per game) this season.
    • Ohio State has been a tough matchup for opposing teams in the passing game, with a top-25 ranking in both passing offense (19th-best with 303.4 passing yards per game) and passing defense (seventh-best with 153.4 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Ohio State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 11th-best in the FBS by putting up 226.2 per game. The Buckeyes rank 33rd on defense (110.4 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Ohio State has been clicking on all fronts on third down this season, owning the second-best mark in third-down percentage (60.3%) and 11th-best in third-down defense (27.1% third-down percentage allowed).
    • With five forced turnovers (96th in the FBS) against four turnovers committed (17th in the FBS), Ohio State’s +1+1 turnover margin ranks 51st in college football.

    Ohio State’s Best Players

    • C.J. Stroud has thrown for 1,376 yards (275.2 ypg) to lead Ohio State, completing 68.7% of his passes and recording 18 touchdown passes compared to two interceptions this season.
    • Williams has 497 rushing yards on 64 carries with eight touchdowns.
    • This season, TreVeyon Henderson has carried the ball 50 times for 318 yards (63.6 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Emeka Egbuka’s leads his squad with 512 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 30 catches (out of 41 targets) and scored five touchdowns.
    • Marvin Harrison Jr. has put up a 405-yard season so far with six touchdowns, hauling in 24 passes on 37 targets.
    • Cade Stover has been the target of 19 passes and compiled 13 grabs for 200 yards, an average of 40.0 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
    • Tommy Eichenberg paces the team with 2.0 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has amassed 5.0 TFL and 36 tackles.
    • Tanner McCalister leads the team with one interception, while also putting up five tackles and one pass defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State has covered the spread twice in five opportunities this year.
    • One of Michigan State’s five games with a set total has hit the over (20%).

    Michigan State Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Michigan State is compiling 370.4 total yards per game (92nd-ranked). It ranks 100th in the FBS on defense (411.8 total yards surrendered per game).
    • In terms of points scored Michigan State ranks 88th in the FBS (27.0 points per game), and it is 54th on the other side of the ball (22.6 points allowed per contest).
    • Michigan State ranks 72nd in passing yards per game (243.0), but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with 275.0 passing yards conceded per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, Michigan State is generating 127.4 rushing yards per contest (98th-ranked). It ranks 62nd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (136.8 rushing yards surrendered per game).
    • Michigan State has been struggling on third down, ranking 24th-worst with a 44.2% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, regstering a 44.3% third-down rate (43rd-ranked).
    • Michigan State has a -1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Payton Thorne has compiled 1,121 yards (224.2 yards per game) while completing 64.2% of his passes and recording eight touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • Jalen Berger has rushed 59 times for 301 yards, with four touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 10 catches for 77 yards.
    • Jarek Broussard has piled up 38 carries and totaled 177 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Keon Coleman’s 308 receiving yards (61.6 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 25 receptions on 45 targets with three touchdowns.
    • Jayden Reed has totaled 189 receiving yards (37.8 yards per game) and one touchdown on 19 receptions.
    • Tre Mosley’s 19 targets have resulted in 15 receptions for 181 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Jacoby Windmon has racked up 5.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Kendell Brooks, Michigan State’s top tackler, has 45 tackles this year.
    • Thorne leads the team with zero interceptions, while also recording 45 tackles.
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