NCAAF Free Pick: Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan State Spartans
Pat Fitzgerald and the Wildcats head to Spartan Stadium in hopes of remaining unbeaten and improving their claim to the Big Ten West crown. The struggling Spartans welcome Northwestern after a multi-week break following last week’s cancellation of their game against Maryland. Mel Tucker is hoping his offense can get going as they enter Saturday’s contest with just seven points scored in their previous two games.
Sportsbooks are favoring the visiting Wildcats, currently listing them as 13.5-point favorites over the Spartans. Our NCAAF model gives an even larger edge to Northwestern, projecting them to win by a score of 29.5-11.8. With a projected margin of victory just shy of 18 points and a spread of -13.5, our model is suggesting an $83 wager on NORTHWESTERN -13.5 for an $100 average bettor.
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Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan State Spartans (NW -13.5, O/U 41.5)
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Wildcats at Spartans: How to bet the total
This matchup currently features an OVER/UNDER of 41.5 points. Prediction Machine’s projected score totals 41.3 points (29.5-11.8), giving us no edge on the current total in this game.