Ohio State at Michigan Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

Michigan Wolverines (11-0) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Michigan Stadium)

Betting Odds: Michigan Wolverines -1 -- Over/Under: 63.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ohio State Buckeyes will head up to Ann Arbor to meet Michigan Wolverines on Big Ten play this weekend from Michigan and Ohio State truly form the fiercest rivalry in the nation, as they’ve met in every season since 1900. Michigan holds the all-time series lead, 60-51-6, after winning the last two matchups. This is our Ohio State vs Michigan Prediction.

Ohio State Buckeyes Preview

Ohio State improved to 11-0 after defeating Minnesota in Columbus, 37-3. The Buckeyes controlled the entire contest, and they’ll look to bring that momentum into the Big House this weekend. The OSU offense is scoring 33.6 ppg, while passing for 283.7 ypg, rushing for 145.5 ypg, and converting 45.8% of their third downs.

OSU Player Notes

Kyle McCord tossed multiple touchdowns for the third game in a row, and he leads OSU with 2,899 yards passing, with 22 touchdowns to four interceptions thru eleven starts. 

• Hopewell native Treveyon Henderson has scored in seven straight games, and he leads the Bucks in rushing with 794 yards on 118 carries. 

• Stud wideout Marvin Harrison Jr. has also scored in seven consecutive contests, and he leads OSU in receptions (62) and receiving yards (1093).

• The OSU defense has allowed 9.2 points per game.

 

Michigan Wolverines Preview

Michigan jumped to 11-0 after defeating Maryland in College Park, 31-24. The Wolverines avoided disaster by holding off the Terps in the fourth quarter, and they’ll look to remain unblemished here against Ohio State. The Michigan offense is scoring 38.3 ppg, while passing for 228.6 ypg, rushing for 171.0 ypg, and converting 52% of their third downs.

UM Player Notes

J.J. McCarthy leads UM with 2,335 passing yards, and 18 touchdowns to four interceptions thru eleven starts.

• Senior back Blake Corum scored multiple times for the third weekend in a row, and he leads the country with 20 rushing touchdowns, while leading Big Blue with 888 yards on 180 carries.

• Veteran wideout Roman Wilson had a big game in the win over Purdue,  and he leads UM in receptions (37), receiving yards (612), and touchdown catches (10). 

• The Michigan defense has allowed 9.0 points per game.

 

Ohio State vs Michigan Trends

OSU is 7-3-1 against the spread, with a 2-9 O/U record. 

UM is 5-5-1 ATS, with a 6-5 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

The stage is set for one of the most important Michigan/Ohio State matchups ever, as the Big Game has returned to being an annual postseason bowl tilter, and it’ll be hard to bet against Big Blue in the Big House here. Michigan got out of College Park safely last weekend, and they will surely come out sharper for this high stakes bout. Ohio State will likely match that energy, as they have just as much to play for, and this will serve as the ultimate spoiler opportunity. The Wolverines are playing with a lot of motivation right now, so while I like them winning this contest to advance to the Big Ten title game, what we’ve seen from this clash over the past nine years has been points. Both squads have managed to find offensive success in these matchups, so let’s trust that for a tenth straight year and test the Over for this anticipated battle.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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