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Opening odds released for Michigan/Michigan State showdown

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The first betting line is set.

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The Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans have been on a collision course all season long to meet up in East Lansing and both be undefeated on Halloween weekend. After Michigan’s beatdown of Northwestern on Saturday, and Michigan State’s nail-biting victory against Indiana last weekend, that vision became a reality.

The stage is set for one of the in-state powers to lose its first game of the season next weekend, and it will come in a rivalry game with the Paul Bunyan Trophy on the line. So what does Vegas have to say about this game early on?

The first sportsbook to make a spread for this game was DraftKings Sportsbook, and they have Michigan as the early 2.5-point favorite. The over/under is set at 51.5.

Michigan is 6-1 against the spread this season, with the lone miss being against Nebraska. MSU is also 6-1 ATS this year, with its only miss being against Nebraska in the overtime thriller in East Lansing.

Needless to say — something’s got to give.

Do you plan on placing any bets on the game next weekend? If so, who are you betting on? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to be on the lookout for all our betting content this week!