Michigan State Spartans vs Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAF Week 6 Game Preview
The Ohio State Buckeyes just keep on rolling. Undefeated through the first five weeks of the season, the Buckeyes will stake their spotless record against the visiting Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. Nitrogen Sports Blog presents a 2019 NCAAF Week 6 Michigan State vs Ohio State preview.
Spartans vs Buckeyes Week 6 game preview
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus
2019 NCAAF Odds: Michigan State (+20) vs Ohio State (-20)
What to know about the Michigan State Spartans (4-1)
Michigan State vs Ohio State 2019 NCAAF Week 6 moneyline odds for the Spartans: TBA
The Spartans notched their second win in conference play with a 40-31 drubbing of the Indiana Hoosiers at home in Week 5. Michigan State was not going to let the Hoosiers defeat them in East Lansing, especially quarterback Brian Lewerke. The senior signal-caller had 300 passing yards (18/36) and three touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards against Indiana.
Michigan State’s offense has picked up over the last two games, producing 71 points over that span. Ohio State’s defense will likely slow Lewerke and company down, but at least the Spartans know how to play with discipline. They are only third in the Big Ten with an average turnover margin of 1.20. Michigan State’s defense is also a threat to Ohio State. The Spartans are giving up just 15.0 points per game this year.
What to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0)
Michigan State vs Ohio State 2019 NCAAF Week 6 moneyline odds for the Buckeyes: TBA
Who’s stopping the Buckeyes? The Cornhuskers definitely aren’t the answer to that question after they got steamrolled by Ohio State last week, 48-7. The Buckeyes punished Nebraska on both ends of the field. Justin Fields had 212 passing yards (15/21) and three touchdowns, while also adding another score on the ground and 72 rushing yards.
Ohio State’s excellent offensive line is letting Fields enough space and time to make perfect throws and gives the team’s running backs clear running paths. J.K. Dobbins can attest to that after going off for 177 rushing yards on 24 carries against Nebraska.
When it comes to explosiveness, Ohio State’s attack has the edge over the Spartans, and the Buckeyes’ defense is something that could even be better. In fact, the Buckeyes are No. 1 in the nation with just 178.0 total yards surrendered per game.
- The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last five games away from East Lansing.
- The UNDER has gone three times in the Spartans’ last three road games.
- The Buckeyes are 2-0 ATS in their last two games against Michigan State.
- The Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last four games.
Both the Spartans and the Buckeyes are undefeated to date in conference play. In this 2019 NCAAF Week 6 game breakdown, we have noted some of the strengths of each team, but it;s up to you to decide which side to bet on. Speaking of which, check out our how to bet on sports once you’re done with this Michigan State vs Ohio State preview.