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Buckeyes Open as 7-Point Favorites over Michigan

Ohio State Buckeyes Ezekiel Elliott vs. Michigan 2014

The first lines of next weekend’s slate of college football games have been revealed, and BetOnline has established Ohio State as a 7-point favorite at home against Michigan.

The Buckeyes (10-1, 7-1) have won four in a row over the Wolverines (10-7, 7-1) and 13 of 15 this century.

OSU is coming off of a hard-fought 17-16 win over Michigan State this past weekend, while Michigan pulled away from Indiana 20-10 on Saturday.

The Wolverines were without starting quarterback Wilton Speight against the Hoosiers. Backup quarterback John O’Korn completed just 7-of-16 passes for 59 yards.

Speight is reportedly out for the season with a broken collarbone, but U of M head coach Jim Harbaugh continues to say that Speight is day-to-day.

Ohio State has been a favorite over Michigan three times under Urban Meyer and covered just once.

2012 OSU -3.5 ….. OSU 26-21
2013 OSU -16 ….. OSU 42-41
2014 OSU -21 ….. OSU 42-28
2015 Even ….. OSU 42-13