The college football world saw chaos last week, with nine of the top 21 teams in the country losing. Along with that, almost every team’s college football odds to win the championship changed significantly.
Last week, we did not learn much about the Michigan State Spartans, considering they played Western Kentucky. Nevertheless, the Spartans find themselves currently ranked 11th in the country.
With all of this in mind, what are the current Michigan State Spartans playoff odds? Let’s find out.
Michigan State Spartans Playoff Odds
Right now, the Spartans currently find themselves undefeated. Here is what their odds are to win the Big Ten and the National Championship going into Week 6:
- Big Ten: +2000
- National Championship: +6600
Where do they stack up with everyone else?
For the Big Ten, Michigan State currently has the fifth-best odds to win the conference. However, the other four teams are significantly ahead of them, with Penn State the closest at +600.
As for the National Championship, the Spartans currently have the 10th-best odds to win it all. A couple of interesting notes here are that four teams ahead of them are in their conference and have the same odds as Texas, a team that is currently ranked 21st.
With an undefeated record in what is supposed to be a challenging conference, some are probably curious to see when Michigan State will truly be tested. Here is their remaining schedule:
- Oct. 9 at Rutgers
- Oct. 16 at Indiana
- Oct. 30 vs. Michigan
- Nov. 6 at Purdue
- Nov. 13 vs. Maryland
- Nov. 20 at Ohio State
- Nov. 27 vs. Penn State
As you can see, the Spartans have three games left on their schedule against teams in the top 10. The good news for them is that two of those three games are at home.
So far, Michigan State has not had the most challenging schedule, but they do have solid wins, including a big road victory against Miami and an overtime victory against Nebraska.
However, to get to the Big Ten Championship, their true gauntlet will be in those last two weeks, in my opinion.
Defense Needs Improvement
If the Spartans want to run the table, they will need to get better performances from their defense. Although, admittedly, it is a bit deceiving because they do not give up many points.
However, Michigan State ranks last in the Big Ten for passing yards allowed, averaging 309 per game. Their total yards allowed are not much better, ranking 13th in the conference with 429.
Penn State only allows 314 total yards per game, and Ohio State allows 397 in comparison. For passing yards allowed, rival Michigan leads the Big Ten, only allowing 170 per game.
On the bright side, Michigan State has two players that are currently having great seasons: wide receiver Jayden Reed and running back Kenneth Walker III.
Walker III currently leads the country in rushing yards with 680 and has eight rushing touchdowns. In addition, Reed is among the top three wide receivers in the Big Ten for receiving yards and touchdown receptions, with 463 yards and five touchdowns, respectively.
If these two guys can keep up their production for the offense, it can take some pressure off of a defense that seems to struggle to stop the pass.
Make Your Michigan State Prediction
Do you think Michigan State’s offense can continue to lead them to victories, or will their defense catch up to them?
Either way, you can make your predictions at BetMGM’s Michigan Sportsbook. Here, you can see the latest Michigan State Spartans playoff odds, along with all of your other Michigan sports betting needs.