Michigan vs. Ohio State picks, predictions, odds: Who wins Big Ten college football game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
Will the Michigan Wolverines beat the Ohio State Buckeyes in their Big Ten showdown on Saturday?

The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes face off in a Week 13 Big Ten college football game on Saturday in Columbus.

Which team will win the college football game?

Check out these picks, predictions and odds for the game, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. MST and can be seen on Fox.

Ohio State is a 7.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

The Buckeyes are -320 on the moneyline for the game. The Wolverines are +255.

The over/under for the game is set at 56.5 points.

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Sporting News: Ohio State 36, Michigan 26

Bill Bender writes: "Who wins the identity battle? That is the question. Michigan handled that challenge last year. Ohio State had a three-point lead in the second quarter, but that was it. Michigan controlled the tempo. What happens if the Buckeyes take a two-score lead in the first half? That would be trouble on the road."

Odds Shark: Ohio State 45.7, Michigan 40.9

The site predicts that Ohio State will win the game, but is taking Michigan with the points. It predicts that the total will go over.

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Sportsnaut: Ohio State 34, Michigan 31

Matt Johnson writes: "We think this is a relatively high-scoring affair with the final drives determining the winner. At home in Ohio Stadium with a chance to win the Heisman Trophy, Stroud comes through with a game-winning drive that is capped off with celebration as senior Noah Ruggles drills the winner that clinches the Buckeyes’ spot in the CFB Playoff."

Fansided: Ohio State 35, Michigan 31

Ryan Stano writes: "Based on what I saw from both teams last week, I think the Buckeyes will win a very close game 35-31. I think both teams are fairly evenly matched because both have big flaws on offense. Ohio State struggles to run the ball and Michigan can’t throw it."

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Picks and Parlays: Ohio State 35, Michigan 31

Cameron Ross writes: "This is a top three match up as the winner of this game all but punches their ticket to the College Football Playoff. Look for both teams to fight hard as each team is one of the best in the nation. Ohio State should do enough this week on their home field to get the win, but Michigan will use their defense to keep things within the number."

ESPN: Ohio State has a 71.8% chance to win the game

The site gives Michigan a 28.2% shot at picking up the victory.

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