Michigan State vs. Michigan Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Michigan State vs. Michigan Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Michigan State vs. Michigan Fearless Prediction, Game Preview


Michigan State vs. Michigan fearless prediction and game preview.

Michigan State vs. Michigan Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 16
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
Network: FOX

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Why Michigan State Will Win

Of course there’s pressure. The team just collapsed against Illinois and is on an ugly four-game losing streak. However … there’s no pressure compared to what’s on the Michigan side of the field. There aren’t any expectations right now for this Spartan team – it really can come into this with the “nobody believes in us” attitude.

Okay, so what is Michigan State doing right?

The offensive line is doing a good job at keeping the backfield relatively clean.

There isn’t enough happening for the running game, but the pass protection has been terrific, and teams aren’t able to make big plays behind the line. There really is enough offensive talent to do a whole lot more, and this is the game to start taking a few more chances.

The defensive side might have been ripped apart by the Ohio State and Wisconsin running games, but overall the run defense has been fantastic. Michigan might have found its rushing attack over the last few weeks, but it’s been inconsistent. This is the game for the Spartan defensive front to take control.

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Why Michigan Will Win

The Michigan State passing game has become a major issue.

It went for over 250 yards against Illinois, but Brian Lewerke’s three interceptions were a big part of the loss. Before that, he failed to hit half of his passes in the losses to Penn State and Wisconsin, and he hasn’t connected on 60% of his throws in any of his last six games – all the Big Ten battles. This isn’t the week the passing game is going to get healthy.

The Wolverines have clamped down defensively ever since halftime against Penn State, the secondary is keeping the big plays to a minimum – it’s allowing fewer than six yards per attempt – and the run defense hasn’t allowed more than 130 yards since the blowout loss to Wisconsin six games ago.

The key will be to get up right away. This isn’t a Michigan State team that appears to be capable of making anything positive happen in key moments, and it’s not able to generate any sort of a big comeback.

After all the issues over the last month, Michigan State needs some semblance of positive momentum go its way. That’s going to be hard because …

What’s Going To Happen

This is a rested Michigan team that’s playing at a high level over the last ten quarters.

When it comes to Jim Harbaugh not being able to win a big game, this is certainly one of them. Michigan State might not be all that great, but this is one of those games you can’t lose if you’re the Spartan head man.

He won’t.

MSU will come out fired up, but the offense will stall too often early on to take advantage of anything positive.

Michigan State vs. Michigan Prediction, Line

Michigan 34, Michigan State 14
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Michigan -13.5, o/u: 44.5
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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