Ohio State at Michigan State: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Ohio State at Michigan State: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans (2-3) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0)

Game Info: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Spartan Stadium)

Betting Odds: Michigan State Spartans +21.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: ABC Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The 4th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to Spartan Stadium to take on the Michigan State Spartans this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

The 4th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes had their game last week cancelled against the Illinois Fighting Illini and come into this game with an overall record of 4-0 (4-0 Big Ten) after defeating the 9th ranked Indiana Hoosiers, 42-35, on November 21st. Ohio State had no trouble generating yards against Indiana, however, after a few costly turnovers, the Buckeyes had to hang on late after Indiana made a one-possession game early in the 4th quarter. Ohio State outgained Indiana by a 607-490 margin and won the turnover battle by a 4-3 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Buckeyes was RB Master Teague III who had 169 rushing yards & 2 TD on 26 carries.

On the season, Ohio State is averaging 45.3 ppg on 535.3 total yards per game (302.0 passing yds/g; 233.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Ohio State has been led by QB Justin Fields who has completed 79.6% of his passes for 1,208 yards, 13 TD, & 4 INT. Fields also has 3 rushing TD’s on the season. The top receiving threats for Fields and the Buckeyes have been Garrett Wilson (31 rec, 513 yards, 4 TD), Chris Olave (26 rec, 389 yards, 4 TD), Jameson Williams (5 rec, 78 yards, TD), and Jeremy Ruckert (9 rec, 60 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Ohio State backfield has been the duo of Master Teague III (73 att, 380 yards, 6 TD) and Trey Sermon (45 att, 232 yards).

Get the BEST EXPERT PICKS From Top Handicappers

Defensively, Ohio State is allowing their opponents to average 26.0 ppg on 389.5 total yards per game (291.0 passing yds/g; 98.5 rushing yds/g).

The Michigan State Spartans snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 2-3 (2-3 Big 10) on the season after upsetting the 8th ranked Northwestern Wildcats, 29-20, this past Saturday. Michigan State allowed Northwestern to fight back from a 17-0 deficit to take a lead early in the 4th quarter, however, the Spartans were able to secure the upset after closing out the game with 12 unanswered points. Michigan State outgained Northwestern by a 362-285 margin and won the turnover battle by a 4-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Spartans was QB Rocky Lombardi who completed 11 of 27 passes for 167 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.

On the season, Michigan State is averaging 18.0 ppg on 331.4 total yards per game (233.4 passing yds/g; 98.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Michigan State has been led by QB Rocky Lombardi who has completed 54.1% of his passes for 1,057 yards, 8 TD, & 8 INT. The top receiving threats for Lombardi and the Spartans have been Jalen Nailor (16 rec, 379 yards, 2 TD), Jayden Reed (22 rec, 252 yards, 3 TD), and Ricky White (10 rec, 223 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Spartans backfield has been the duo of Connor Heyward (52 att, 179 yards; 13 rec, 61 yards, 2 TD) and Jordon Simmons (42 att, 147 yards).

Defensively, Michigan State is allowing their opponents to average 31.0 ppg on 370.2 total yards per game (238.2 passing yds/g; 132.0 rushing yds/g).

The Buckeyes are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games, however, are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games vs. Michigan State. The Spartans are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games and just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.

Michigan State have pulled off an incredible win against Northwestern this past weekend, however, it’s hard to expect the Spartans, who have been inconsistent this season, to make this a game. Ohio State will want to impress the CFB Playoff committee after a close victory against Indiana and as I think Justin Fields and the Buckeye offense will have no problem putting up points, I’m taking Ohio State to cover this large spread. Good Luck!

$1001 Match Bet + FREE NBA JERSEY WITH $100 BET!!!!!

Brett’s Pick Ohio State Buckeyes +21.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

Michigan State vs Ohio State 12/5/20 Free College Football Picks and Predictions CFB Tips

Guaranteed Packages

Guaranteed packages automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss