ESPN's FPI predicts outcome of massive Michigan State-Ohio State showdown
Michigan State and Ohio State both held their own in Week 11, setting up a dramatic clash for Week 12 with first place in the B1G East on the line.
Over the weekend, the Spartans won big over Maryland as Kenneth Walker III continues to star for Michigan State. Walker finished with over 140 rushing yards for a third straight game while the defense forced the Terrapins into some key mistakes and miscues.
Meanwhile, Ohio State broke it open early – and often – in a 59-point outburst vs. Purdue. Garrett Wilson scored 4 total touchdowns while C.J. Stroud was near flawless in the matchup.
Now, the Spartans and Buckeyes head toward a Week 12 showdown in Columbus with ESPN’s College GameDay also on hand. ESPN’s FPI also updated the odds for the contest, and Ohio State will enter as a big favorite. According to the FPI, the Buckeyes have an 86.2% chance of securing the game at home.
That big advantage was mirrored in the opening lines produced by Vegas for the week. Those numbers had Ohio State at -18 favorites for the showdown.
Who comes out on top this week? Saturday’s kickoff is set for 12 pm EST on ABC.