ESPN’s SP+ is predicting the final scores for a host of games on the Week 8 slate of college football. That includes an in-state rivalry meeting between Michigan and Michigan State in East Lansing.

Though the most recent memory of the rivalry contained an ugly incident, the series in recent history has been a dramatic and hard-fought affair. Last season, the Wolverines flipped that script with a dominant performance at home, and Michigan is once again a major favorite this season.

Heading into the game, the Wolverines are -24 on the road in Spartan Stadium. As for the SP+, the system is giving Michigan an 87% win probability and is projecting a final score of 34-14 in favor of the Wolverines. Fans wanting to take part in Saturday’s odds and action can use the Michigan Online Casinos route to get started!


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A season ago, Blake Corum had 177 rushing yards and 2 total touchdowns as the Wolverines slowly pulled away after the first quarter for a 29-7 win. The Wolverines return many of the same pieces from that same squad while the Spartans have a much different look.

Katin Houser is in line to get his first start in the rivalry series after the redshirt freshman made his first career start against Rutgers. The Spartans will also need to improve on offense for a unit that is averaging 2.5 turnovers per game to start the season.