playMGM LINE: Michigan State -23, o/u: 48
OVER/UNDER PICK: Under
This is all about banking on the Michigan State being the Michigan State defense again, and the Michigan State offense not quite being the better than last year’s Michigan State offense.
The Spartans led the nation against the run and finished the season giving up just 17 points per game. Best of all, most of the big parts are returning after giving up seven points or fewer four times in the last seven games.
But 48 isn’t a big total, and the improved Spartan offense might bite out a big chunk of that, if not all of it.
MSU didn’t score more than 38 all of last season, and doesn’t score more than 24 over the last nine games. However, nine starters return, and QB Brian Lewerke should be a whole lot stronger.
On the other side, Tulsa doesn’t have the offensive line to handle what’s coming.
The skill players are okay, but be stunned if the Golden Hurricane can push past more than ten points. Each of the last four Tulsa games last season blew past the 48 point mark, but that was last year, and none of the games were against the this Spartan D.