The opening betting line for this weekend’s game between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans has been released, and it has the good guys favored by slightly more than a touchdown.
The Wolverines opened as a 7.5-point favorite, according to Vegas Insider. That line has been moving quite often, as it is now at an even seven points.
Michigan is coming off a huge 38-13 victory over Wisconsin at home, while the Spartans pulled off a big 21-17 upset over Penn State in Happy Valley.
Last week, I thought the betting line was way too high for Michigan to cover. I was happy to be wrong.
This week, I think this betting line is about right. I’m sure it will go up, as Michigan fans loves to bet on their Wolverines to cover, but I think around seven points is pretty fair. MSU has a vaunted rushing defense and will present a challenge to Karan Higdon and company, something Wisconsin challenged them with early on.
Meanwhile, MSU has covered pretty much every spread against U-M since the dawn of football, so this should be a relatively close game no matter what. Sparty always brings their A-game against Michigan. This is MSU’s Super Bowl, so I wouldn’t expect a blowout by any means.
What will be the game result?
This poll is closed
Michigan wins, covers the spread
Michigan wins, does not cover the spread