Free College Football Picks Today: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The No. 3 University of Michigan Wolverines (11-0, 8-0 Big 10) and No. 2 The Ohio State University Buckeyes (11-0, 8-0 Big 10) face off Saturday at Ohio Stadium for their regular season finales. The Buckeyes are 7.5-point favorites, and the total is 56.

Michigan is coming off a narrow 19-17 win over Illinois at Michigan Stadium last Saturday, their 11th consecutive victory. J.J. McCarthy threw for 208 yards. Blake Corum ran 18 times for 108 yards and a touchdown.

He added two receptions for 39 yards. Colston Loveland caught three passes for 50 yards. Ohio State won for the 11th straight game last Saturday, beating Maryland 43-30 at SECU Stadium. C.J. Stroud was 18 of 30 for 241 yards and a touchdown. Dallan Hayden carried 27 times for 146 yards and three touchdowns. Emeka Egbuka hauled in six receptions for 82 yards.


The Wolverines won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 42-27 victory in November. Hassan Haskins had five touchdowns for Michigan. C.J. Stroud tossed two touchdowns for Ohio State, as TreVeyon Henderson added two TDs (1 rush, 1 rec).


The Wolverines are averaging 39.4 points per game for the season, ninth in FBS, and they are facing a Buckeyes defense that has surrendered 16.9 PPG (10th). Meanwhile, Ohio State has scored 46.5 points a game this season, second in the nation, and Michigan is allowing 11.7 PPG (2nd).

The Wolverines rank as one of the nation’s top teams in rushing yards per game (243.8, 5th), while they are 100th in passing yards (208.8). They will be matching strength against strength on the ground, as the Buckeyes are 15th in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (107.9).

Against the pass, Ohio State is 11th (175.5).Ohio State has been one of the country’s top teams in both passing and rushing yards per game, averaging 289.2 (17th) and 203.6 (20th) yards per game, respectively.

Michigan’s defense has been equally impressive on both fronts, as the Wolverines are 5th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (161.7) and 2nd against the run (79.6).


Through 11 games, J.J. McCarthy has thrown for 14 touchdowns (2 INT) and 177.5 yards per game to lead Michigan in passing. In three away games this season, he has six TDs (1 INT) and an average of 203.3 yards passing.

Blake Corum leads the team in rushing with an average of 132.5 yards a game over 11 games. He has 18 touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Ronnie Bell is the Wolverines’ leading receiver with 58.3 yards a game and two TDs.

C.J. Stroud has 35 passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 271.9 yards per game through 11 games to lead Ohio State. In seven home games this season, he has thrown for 27 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 279.9 yards.

Miyan Williams has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 87.0 yards a game through nine games. He has 13 touchdowns. Marvin Harrison Jr. has been the primary target in the Buckeyes’ aerial attack. He has 11 touchdowns and a 94.3 yard per game average through 11 appearances.


Michigan is looking to remain unbeaten on the road this season in three games. Ohio State is looking to remain undefeated at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Michigan (+240)

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