NCAA Over/Under Win Total wagering for Michigan State Spartans

Aug 15, 2012 3:00 AM

Michigan State Spartans 

(Note: GT sports editor Mark Mayer will assess the 35 college football teams on the LVH sports book list of OVER/UNDER win totals leading up to the Aug. 30 season openers. Today: Michigan State Spartans).

Michigan State Spartans Over/Under 8½ wins

Pleading the case:

• The Spartans won’t leave the state of Michigan until Oct. 6, which is Game 6 against perennial doormat Indiana.

• Games 1, 3, and 5 should tell the tale with home games against Boise State, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

• Michigan State runs into a midseason gauntlet with four straight toughies – Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska.

• The Spartans were a 7-point favorite against Boise State despite both teams losing veteran QBs to graduation.

• Most compelling players are not at QB or RB, but 6-foot-7 DE William Gholston and new WR DeAnthony Arnett.

Prediction: UNDER 8 1/2. The 1/2 is critical. Four losses are a definite possibility, which makes for 8-4 and our money on under.

2012 Michigan State Spartans schedule

Fri, Aug 31

(8) Boise State Broncos

8:00 pm

Sat, Sep 8

at Central Michigan Chippewas

3:30 pm

Sat, Sep 15

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

8:00 pm

Sat, Sep 22

Eastern Michigan Eagles

TBA

Sat, Sep 29

Ohio State Buckeyes

TBA

Sat, Oct 6

at Indiana Hoosiers

12:00 pm

Sat, Oct 13

Iowa Hawkeyes

12:00 pm

Sat, Oct 20

at (12) Michigan Wolverines

TBA

Sat, Oct 27

at (10) Wisconsin Badgers

3:30 pm

Sat, Nov 3

(24) Nebraska Cornhuskers

TBA

Sat, Nov 17

Northwestern Wildcats

TBA

Sat, Nov 24

at Minnesota Golden Gophers

TBA