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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines – ATS Pick

Time: 12:00 PM EST Saturday November 30, 2013, ABC

The Michigan Wolverines host the Ohio State Buckeyes ranked 3rd in the nation in a Big 10 conference match-up.

In their last games Michigan blew a 14 point lead at the half losing 24-21 to Iowa on the road as a 6 point underdog. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-14 at home but failed to cover the 33.5 point spread.

In their last meeting the Buckeyes beat Michigan 26-21 on Nov 24/12 at home as a 4.5 point favorite. Ohio State has won 8 out of their last 10 meetings.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will try to extend their winning streak to 24 when they take on the Wolverines in Michigan this coming Saturday afternoon. This marks the 110th time these 2 teams have faced off in one of the oldest historic rivalry in sports. The Buckeyes have won a school-record 23 consecutive games which is the longest current winning streak in college football.

The Buckeyes have covered the spread in all 6 of their last 6 games and have a record of 4-0 ATS in last 4 visits to Michigan.

This season Michigan is 5-1 at home and Ohio State is 4-0 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Ohio State -14.5
Over/Under Total Line: 58
Moneyline: Buckeyes -650 / Wolverines +475

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Ohio State Buckeyes: 11-0 SU 6-4-1 ATS
Michigan Wolverines: 7-4 SU 6-5 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• Ohio St. is 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 road games.
• Ohio St. is 51-23-2 ATS in their last 76 conference games.
• Ohio St. is 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a SU win.
• Michigan is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
• Michigan is 15-31 ATS in their last 46 conference games.
• Michigan is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Ohio State Buckeyes: 91.76
Michigan Wolverines: 75.32

Key Player Injuries

BUCKEYES
[LB] 11/26/2013 – Curtis Grant Prob Saturday (Ankle)
[CB] 11/26/2013 – Doran Grant Prob Saturday (Undisclosed)
[CB] 11/26/2013 – Armani Reeves Prob Saturday (Undisclosed)
[DE] 11/26/2013 – Tyquan Lewis Ques Saturday (Undisclosed)
[S] 9/30/2013 – Christian Bryant Out for the season (Ankle)
[WR] 9/22/2013 – James Clark Out indefinitely (Leg)

WOLVERINES
[QB] 11/26/2013 – Devin Gardner Prob Saturday (Arm)
[RB] 11/26/2013 – Thomas Rawls Ques Saturday (Knee)
[DT] 11/2/2013 – Ondre Pipkins Out for the season (Knee)
[RB] 9/3/2013 – Drake Johnson Out for the season (Knee)
[QB] 8/30/2013 – Russel Bellomy Out for the season (Knee)

ATS Game Pick : Normally we’d stay away from laying anything near this number, but the Wolverines are just that bad. Michigan is 1-3 in their last 4 with rushing totals like 29 carries for 48 yards against Michigan State. Followed by 36 rushes for 21 yards versus Nebraska before (coughs) exploding for 139 yards on 44 carries I the Wildcat game. They were right back with their powerful running game amassing 60 yards on 29 carries last week versus Iowa. This week they get the Buckeyes and their 6th ranked run defense. It also doesn’t help the cause that Ohio State is getting healthier with starters LB Curtis Grant back after missing two games and CB Doran Grant who sat out the second half last week.
Ohio State is still holding out hope for a berth in the BCS Championship game and will be looking to run up the score to sway the ratings. This game is going to get ugly.
Take the Ohio State Buckeyes -14.5 at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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