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Ohio State vs. Michigan picks and best bets for Week 13

The Buckeyes and Wolverines meet on Saturday afternoon with just about everything on the line.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines have plenty at stake heading into Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor. The winner will clinch the Big Ten East and compete for a conference title next week and will remain contention for a Playoff spot, and the loser will look forward to what bowl game they’ll be invited to.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Ohio State: 2 overall, 1 offense, 14 defense
Michigan: 4 overall, 22 offense, 7 defense

Injury update

Ohio State

CB Sevyn Banks - Questionable (undisclosed)
DT Jaden McKenzie - Out indefinitely (undisclosed)
RB Marcus Crowley - Out indefinitely (undisclosed)


RB Blake Corum - Questionable (lower body)


Against The Spread

Ohio State: 6-4-1 ATS
Michigan: 9-2 ATS


Ohio State: Over 6-5
Michigan: Over 5-6

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Ohio State: 2 overall, 2 offense, 3 defense
Michigan: 17 overall, 17 offense, 18 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Ohio State -7
Total: 64.5
Moneyline: Ohio State -290, Michigan +230

Opening line: Ohio State -7
Opening total: 60


37 degrees, 5 MPH wind, 9% chance of rain

The Pick

Ohio State -7

The Michigan defense ranks No. 7 in opponent yards per pass attempt, but the Wolverines have not seen anything close to the passing game Ohio State has this season. Will the Wolverines be able to keep up with an offense that ranks No. 1 in yards per play? I’ll bet against that and take the Buckeyes to take control of this rivalry once again.

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