Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAAF Week 12 Game

    November 14, 2019 | Football 2019 NCAAF Week 12 Spartans vs Wolverines

    The Michigan State Spartans were left shell shocked by their loss in East Lansing last Saturday to the Illinois Fighting Irish. But they will get a golden opportunity to make it up for themselves and their fans, as they will pay the Michigan Wolverines a visit.

    Regardless of the standings, this game between the two fierce rivals will have all eyeballs on it. Go ahead and read the 2019 NCAAF Week 12 Michigan State vs, Michigan preview by Nitrogen Sports Blog.

    Michigan State vs. Michigan Week 12 game preview

    When: Saturday, November 16, 2019
    Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
    NCAAF Odds: Michigan State (+13.5) vs. Michigan (-13.5)

    What to know about the Michigan State Spartans (4-5)

    Michigan State vs. Michigan 2019 NCAAF Week 12 moneyline odds for the Spartans: +407

    The Spartans didn’t know what hit them in last week’s 37-34 meltdown of a loss at home to the Illinois Fighting Illini. A disastrous third quarter led to theSpartans fourth-straight loss’ giving up 21 points during that period alone as the Illini put together a shocking comeback. The Spartans are not playing particularly well on either side of the ball this year and the season is spiraling out of control.

    The latest collapse could be viewed as a representation of the Spartan’s subpar season. Michigan State will be without defensive star, Joe Bachie. The linebacker was suspended for testing positive for a banned performance enhancing drug.

    What to know about the Michigan Wolverines (7-2)

    Michigan State vs. Michigan 2019 NCAAF Week 12 moneyline odds for the Wolverines: -621

    The Wolverines recovered from their loss to 28-21 loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions in a big way. They took down 16th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Illini, then dominated the Maryland Terrapins. Now after a week off, they’ll look to stay on course against rival Michigan State. The Wolverines will probably rack up takeaways against the sloppy Spartans offense.

    But it will be imperative for QB Shea Patterson to minimize the mistakes for the Michigan offense. Patterson has looked like a pro prospect at times, but has struggled to protect the ball in 2019. If they can finish out the season with wins against Michigan State, Indiana, and Ohio State, Jim Harbaugh’s team just might force their way into the playoffs.

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    The Michigan Wolverines are unlikely to make it to the College Football Playoff this year, but they will take any chance they can get. If they can win out — which also means beating the Ohio State Buckeyes later this month, assuming the Buckeyes win the rest of their regular season games — and win the Big Ten title, who knows where they’d rank before the NCAA makes its final pre-postseason rankings.

    Before they look forward to that, the Wolverines will have to take care of business in their NCAAF Week 12 Michigan State vs. Michigan matchup in Ann Arbor. Have you made your NCAAF picks for Spartans vs. Wolverines? Make sure to check out our how to bet on sports piece first.

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