Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines 11-25-23 NCAAF Week 13 Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines 11/25/23 – Ohio State Buckeyes-Michigan Wolverines have long been one of the fiercest rivalries in college football. Now in Week 13, both teams enter this contest boasting perfect 11-0 records, raising the stakes and creating an unforgettable matchup. Live betting Canada fans and bettors will have an unforgettable experience during this FOX broadcast; an encounter which epitomises college football rivalry and skill.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines

Date & Time: Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 12:00 PM ET

Location: Michigan Stadium


Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines 11/25/23 Betting Odds

Ohio State+143+3.5 (-115)46.5 over (-112)
Michigan-163-3.5 (-105)46.5 under (-108)

Ohio State Buckeyes Analysis

On offense, Ohio State Buckeyes have displayed extraordinary proficiency, in large part thanks to quarterback Kyle McCord’s stellar performance – particularly his remarkable 66.4% completion rate and 22 passing touchdowns that have contributed significantly to their undefeated record. McCord has formed an incredible chemistry with wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. as evidenced by Harrison’s 1093 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns; furthermore Ohio State’s offensive line has played a critical role by opening lanes for running back TreVeyon Henderson who has amassed 794 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns so far this season!

Ohio State’s defensive abilities have demonstrated certain weaknesses despite overall effectiveness, with 15 sacks allowed demonstrating weaknesses in pass protection strategy. To effectively counter Michigan’s powerful offense, Ohio State must fortify their defensive line to ease pressure off McCord and allow him greater freedom to direct plays effectively. Furthermore, their secondary is responsible for stopping Michigan’s high-powered passing attack.

Michigan Wolverines Analysis

Michigan Wolverines have had an equally impressive offensive attack this season, led by quarterback J.J. McCarthy’s impressive 73.8% completion percentage and passer rating of 178.3 respectively. Blake Corum is Michigan’s premier rusher with his impressive 888 yards and 20 touchdowns while wide receiver Roman Wilson provides reliable targets for McCarthy to aim at during games. Michigan has found great success combining their potency of passing games with relentless running attacks for an unbeaten campaign thus far.

Michigan has proven more capable than Ohio State at protecting its front, giving up only 13 total sacks so far this season. Yet they must overcome Ohio State’s high-powered offense; Michigan’s defensive line must maintain pressure on McCord and disrupt his passing rhythm, while their secondary must remain wary of Harrison Jr. deep threat and work to contain Henderson’s explosive runs.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Against the Spread

Ohio State’s ATS record is varied, as evidenced by their 5-1-1 mark over their last seven games; however, against Michigan, they have shown difficulty covering spreads – they have only covered spreads three out of nine times (3-6 ATS in nine matches against Michigan). Ohio State excels at winning outright and 10-0 is their record over 10 contests but covering spreads against such a difficult opponent is an entirely separate challenge altogether.

Michigan, on the other hand, boasts an outstanding ATS record of 5-2 over their last 7 games and are unbeaten at home since 20 games at Michigan Stadium. Their ability to perform both offensively and defensively gives them an advantage against Ohio State when covering spreads at Michigan Stadium.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Wolverines -163 

Michigan’s robust home record and balanced offensive and defensive play give them the edge in a straight-up win.

Spread: Wolverines -3.5 (-105)

Michigan’s strong ATS performance, particularly at home, suggests they can cover the spread against Ohio State.

Total: 46.5 over (-112)

Considering both teams’ high-scoring offenses and the historical trend of high-scoring games in this matchup, the over seems like a strong pick.

Predicted Score: Michigan Wolverines 30, Ohio State Buckeyes 24

The most reliable pick for this matchup leans towards Michigan, both on the moneyline and the spread. Their consistent performance at home and ability to handle high-pressure games give them the edge. For those looking into the latest NCAAF picks, this game stands out as a marquee matchup with significant implications, making it an essential watch for any college football fan or bettor.