Opening line for this weekend (-10.5)

Submitted by bluewave720 on October 14th, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I always take great interest in watching the evolution of lines over the course of a week.  Looks like this one has started out pretty high.  Michigan -10.5 and -11.5 from the only two data points at 6ish on Sunday night.  



October 14th, 2012 at 6:19 PM ^

Anyone who has been watching closely has seen this team get better on D since q 3 of the Bama game. MSU will not put up points on us. Our offense will also not fall for the ol' okey doke 3 years in a row. And last but not least we are at home.

this team is hungry. 28-10 Michigan.

ND Sux

October 14th, 2012 at 6:23 PM ^ doesn't exist.  Their D is still good, but NOT as dominant as last year (maybe b/c their offense can't put drives together). 

Jake Ryan LIVES in the MSU backfield.  Denard gets his 100+ rushing which has been elusive aganst MSU so far.  M fans will see a LOT of Mr. Rawls.   

UM easily, 27 - 13.


October 14th, 2012 at 6:24 PM ^

I was going to ask my Sparty daughter to make a bet before last year's game, but decided not to because I still had questions about Michigan.  This year, I'm not going to even broach the subject because she's probably too smart to take the bet, or if she does accept it, I'd feel guilty for taking advantage of her. I expect us to win by at least 12 points.


October 14th, 2012 at 10:55 PM ^

She's an adult--already graduated from MSU and quite capable of defending herself, so given that I led with a perfect setup line, I don't consider it a big deal. A bit tasteless, yes; creepy, no. This is one of the things I like about this blog, though.  A tasteless remark gets negged, people chatise the poster, and everyone moves on.  Thank you for the apology, but in this case not really necessary. 


October 15th, 2012 at 3:07 PM ^

I observed that a comment about gladly taking advantage of another poster's daughter was creepy. I don't want to pile on sice the two people in question sorted it out, but I don't think that observation is too far off, especially considering that's all I said. Nobody (me included) said anything bad needed to happen to the guy who posted it or even said it shouldn't have been posted.

Ty Butterfield

October 14th, 2012 at 6:42 PM ^

I am still nervous about this game. I will say that I think Cousins and some of the other seniors helped them overcome mediocre play calling last season. MSU doesn't seem to have anyone leading the team this year. We will see how good the D really is this week.


October 14th, 2012 at 7:10 PM ^

False. No one is saying MSU's defense is why they're struggling. It's a very solid unit. However, from everything I've read since yesterday, the general consensus among the media is that we easily have the best defense in the B1G (whether that really means anything on a national level is a whole nother story).


October 14th, 2012 at 10:09 PM ^

I don't know man, we held Dame to one TD in South Bend. And their offense is MUCH better than MSU. Bell might break a big one, but I think that's the only way, unless we go complete derp and never guard Burbridge, and never get to Maxwell.


October 14th, 2012 at 6:53 PM ^

Seems like a few of you guys r a bit over confident...Kinda reminds me of the ND week where everyone was talking about how Denard would put up super numbers and we would win..... I'm hoping for a win this week but I'm a lil nervous about the game...


October 14th, 2012 at 7:16 PM ^

That has been a negative for UM. How will he perform versus the same defense this time?  The ND game does not give me much confidence.

I think UM can contain Bell, but in rivalry games you  never know.  UM has to come to play.


October 14th, 2012 at 8:08 PM ^

So far, they have 41 total penalties for 422 yards, so they average about 6 penalties of all types per game for 70 yards or so as it is. Factor in the fact that they are playing us and, yeah, that might be a good bet. 

As for the line for the game, now that we best MSU in passing defense, passing efficiency, rushing offense, scoring offense, sacks, tackles for loss and are just below them in total defense, -10.5 as a line sounds pretty realistic, even though another half of me says they try to play the game of their lives and it is close to a touchdown margin. I could see a TD and some change though if they can't improve on the Iowa  performance.