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The Michigan State Spartans will try to end their four-game losing streak on Saturday when they take on their intrastate rival Michigan Wolverines in a battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Spartans (4-5, 2-4 in Big Ten) last won on Sept. 28 against Indiana. Since then they have lost to Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State and Illinois by a combined score of 137-51. They are 0-5 against the spread in their last five Big Ten games and 0-6 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record. Meanwhile the Wolverines (7-2, 4-2), who are ranked No. 14, have won five of six games and can still reach a New Year’s Six Bowl. Kickoff is noon ET. The Wolverines are 13.5-point favorites in the latest Michigan vs. Michigan State odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 44.5. Before making any Michigan vs. Michigan State picks, be sure to see the college football predictions from Mike Tierney, given the success he’s had picking these teams. 

No one knows football like Tierney. The veteran sportswriter, whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, has covered college football of all levels for decades. And that expertise has been evident since he joined SportsLine in 2017. Since the start of the 2017 season, he has gone 136-114 on college football picks against-the-spread. Last season was his best, going 59-46.

About Michigan
Michigan ( (listen)) is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. Its name originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning “large water” or “large lake”. With a population of about 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation’s most populous and largest metropolitan economies.
Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is often noted as being shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often called “the U.P.”) is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge connects the peninsulas. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. As a result, it is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline.The area was first occupied by a succession of Native American tribes over thousands of years. Inhabited by Natives, Métis, and French explorers in the 17th century, it was claimed as part of New France colony. After France’s defeat in the French and Indian War in 1762, the region came under British rule. Britain ceded this territory to the newly independent United States after Britain’s defeat in the American Revolutionary War. The area was part of the larger Northwest Territory until 1800, when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Michigan Territory was formed in 1805, but some of the northern border with Canada was not agreed upon until after the War of 1812. Michigan was admitted into the Union in 1837 as the 26th state, a free one. It soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although Michigan developed a diverse economy, it is widely known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, which developed as a major economic force in the early 20th century. It is home to the country’s three major automobile companies (whose headquarters are all within the Detroit metropolitan area). While sparsely populated, the Upper Peninsula is important for tourism thanks to its abundance of natural resources, while the Lower Peninsula is a center of manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, services, and high-tech industry.

Michigan vs. Michigan State odds: 2019 college football picks …

About Michigan
Michigan ( (listen)) is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. Its name originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning “large water” or “large lake”. With a population of about 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation’s most populous and largest metropolitan economies.
Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is often noted as being shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often called “the U.P.”) is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge connects the peninsulas. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. As a result, it is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline.The area was first occupied by a succession of Native American tribes over thousands of years. Inhabited by Natives, Métis, and French explorers in the 17th century, it was claimed as part of New France colony. After France’s defeat in the French and Indian War in 1762, the region came under British rule. Britain ceded this territory to the newly independent United States after Britain’s defeat in the American Revolutionary War. The area was part of the larger Northwest Territory until 1800, when western Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory. Michigan Territory was formed in 1805, but some of the northern border with Canada was not agreed upon until after the War of 1812. Michigan was admitted into the Union in 1837 as the 26th state, a free one. It soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although Michigan developed a diverse economy, it is widely known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, which developed as a major economic force in the early 20th century. It is home to the country’s three major automobile companies (whose headquarters are all within the Detroit metropolitan area). While sparsely populated, the Upper Peninsula is important for tourism thanks to its abundance of natural resources, while the Lower Peninsula is a center of manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, services, and high-tech industry.

In addition, he is 7-1 in his last eight against-the-spread picks involving Michigan State and 10-2 in his last 12 picks involving Michigan for a combined 17-3 run on these teams. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, he has analyzed Michigan vs. Michigan State from every possible angle and locked in a confident against-the-spread selection. You can make the best possible Michigan State vs. Michigan picks by heading to SportsLine.

Michigan vs. Michigan State odds: 2019 college football picks …

Tierney knows that the Wolverines are playing their best football of the season. Over the last six games, the team has averaged 34.7 points and 402.8 yards per game while giving up just 12.8 points and 227.5 yards per contest. That’s a drastic improvement over the first three games when Michigan was averaging just 26.0 points and 364.0 yards per game while allowing 25.7 points and 343.7 yards a contest.

In addition Tierney has factored in that Illinois just ripped apart Michigan State’s once-vaunted defense. Illini quarterback Brandon Peters, who transferred from Michigan, passed for a career-high 369 yards and three touchdowns against the Spartans. His previous career-high was 297 yards. Over the last four games, Michigan State’s defense has given up 1,638 yards.

But just because the Wolverines have the edge on paper does not guarantee they will cover the Michigan vs. Michigan State spread on Saturday.

That’s because the Spartans have a record of success against the Wolverines under coach Mark Dantonio. Since Dantonio took over as coach in 2007, Michigan State is 8-4 against its more heralded rivals. That includes a 4-1 record in Ann Arbor. The last time the teams played at the Big House, in 2017, an unranked Spartans team upset No. 7 Michigan, 14-10.

In addition, Michigan State has a disruptive force in defensive end Kenny Willekes. The reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, Willekes is second on the team with 9.0 tackles for loss and leads the Spartans with 5.5 sacks. He ranks second among all FBS players with 44.0 career tackles for loss.

We can tell you Tierney is leaning under, but his much stronger play is on the spread. He’s found a critical x-factor that makes one side of the spread hit hard on Saturday. He’s sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine.

Who wins Michigan State vs. Michigan? And what critical x-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Michigan State vs. Michigan spread you should be all over Saturday, all from the football expert who is 17-3 on picks involving these teams. 

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