Michigan vs. Michigan State: Betting Preview and Odds

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Don Shapiro
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Michigan vs. Michigan State

The highly anticipated Michigan vs. Michigan State game is getting plenty of love from both College Football fans and sports bettors alike.   For most updated betting odds on this game please check out Bookmaker, the oldest established North American sportsbook online today.  Always offering free cash, mobile wagering and live in-progress betting.  Use bonus code GAMBLING911

The following preview is from 2009.

Michigan vs. Michigan State odds were among the highest in demand heading into Saturday's Colloge Football slate. 

The Wolverines come to Spartan Stadium win a freshman quarterback who has been all the rage so far this season, Tate Forcier.

With a healthy Forcier expected to play, Michigan remained a +3 ½ underdog, which has sports handicappers across the country scratching their respective heads.  The line hasn't moved much either. 

It should be noted that the betting action on this game has been relatively even up to this point though the +145 money line on Michigan, which would pay out $14.50 for every $10 bet, was getting around 80 percent of the action. 

Forcier already has thrown two late-game winning TD passes. He connected with Martavious Odoms for a 26-yard pass in the end zone versus the Hoosiers and threw a 5-yard TD to Greg Mathews with 11 seconds remaining in a 38-34 victory over then-No. 18 Notre Dame on Sept. 12.

Now he'll face a Spartans secondary that has yielded a Big Ten-worst 10 TD passes. Michigan State allowed Wisconsin to convert 11 of 18 attempts on third down in a 38-30 loss last Saturday.

Three straight defeats have dashed hopes for what was expected to be a solid season, but the Spartans like the timing of a matchup with the rival Wolverines.

"I think it's a little easier to bounce back from these past two weeks or three weeks when you're playing Michigan," Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins said. "You understand you have to put it behind you, learn from it and really get ready to go. I don't think there will be any 'poor mes' or any down attitude, understanding what we've got to do Saturday."

Michigan has played their first four games at home so many believe they've been lucky up to this point and the Wolverines will face a much tougher challenge on the road. 

Some important betting trends to consider with this game include:

The Wolverines are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0.

The Wolverines are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog.

The Wolverines are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.

The Wolverines are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games.

The Spartans are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.

The Spartans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0.

Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com 

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