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Michigan football opens as two-score favorite over Michigan State

The Wolverines are a decent-sized favorite against their friends from up the road.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines are into rivalry week now against the Michigan State Spartans after a bye and the odds have been set ahead of Nov. 16’s showdown in Ann Arbor. According to Circa Sports, Michigan comes into Saturday’s contest as a 12-point favorite with the over/under set at 43.5.

Michigan is currently sitting at 7-2 on the season and riding a two-game winning streak and an ascending offense and a defense that has hit its stride, as well. The Spartans are going in the opposite direction with a 4-5 record and the latest setback coming in the form of a blown 28-3 lead against Illinois on Saturday that led to a 37-34 loss.

Jim Harbaugh and Mark Dantonio have split the four meetings between these two teams since Harbaugh arrived in 2015. The road team has won each of those games. Michigan leads the all-time series 37-27-2.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 12 p.m. from Michigan Stadium.