Bet On Michigan State Spartans Football
The Michigan State football squad is back on a surprising upswing.
What was expected to be a long-term rebuilding project has turned around very quickly. The Spartans turned in a double-digit win campaign in 2021, were in the College Football Playoff hunt through mid-November and saw new coach Mel Tucker earn a giant, long-term extension.
The Spartans are also attracting some of the highest wagering amounts of any college football team in the country.
On this page, we’ll run through everything you need to know to bet on Spartans football here in Michigan, from live odds on the next Spartans game to MSU odds for the next bowl season and the College Football Playoff.
Best Michigan St. football spread odds
The college football betting season goes by in a flash, but you can find the best available odds for each Michigan St. football game below. Click on any odds to go to the online sportsbook, claim your bonus and place your bets.
Michigan St. Big Ten, national title odds
So how do the Spartans stack up against national NCAA football powers? What are the chances they shock the world this fall? We can get quick answers by checking our live futures odds feed.
Top Ways To Bet On Michigan State Football
Whenever the Spartans take the field, you’ll find multiple set of odds for the game at legal Michigan sportsbooks. The featured listing revolves around the three big pregame bet types.
|Team||Moneyline||Point Spread||Totals (Over/Under)|
|Wisconsin||+115||+2.5 (-110)||Over 46.5 (-110)|
|Michigan St.||-135||-2.5 (-110)||Under 46.5 (-110)|
All three of these wager types are very popular for college football betting. Here are the key points to remember on each.
- Spartans Moneyline: Just pick the outright winner of the game. Odds will be negative for favorites and positive for underdogs.
- Spartans Point Spread: Pick the favorite minus the points or the underdog plus the spread. The side you select has to cover the listed number, which is set by oddsmakers. Next to the spread is the actual odds for placing the bet.
- Spartans Totals Bets: Oddsmakers set a benchmark number for total points scored in the game. Bettors get to choose Over or Under that amount. Right next the listed total are the odds for the two possible choices.
Michigan State football props & futures odds
Betting on Spartans games are a fun experience. There’s lots to find on the betting menu, too, so don’t be shy about spreading your wings. Here’s a look at two other popular ways to get in on the action.
Spartans prop bets
Props are additional wagering opportunities for individual games. They’re based on events that might arise during a contest or at its conclusion. Here’s a peek at some of the prop bet offerings you might see. Note that in Michigan, you can only wager on collegiate props involving teams, not individual player stats.
- Which side will have more rushing yards: Michigan State or Ohio State?
- Total passing yards for Michigan State offense: Over/Under 194.5?
- Will overtime be needed to decide the game: Yes/No?
Michigan St. Spartans futures betting
The futures market is vast and offers up odds on events that will occur at a later date.
For college football, the market for the next national champion sees lots of activity year-round, while other opportunities see plenty of attention as well.
- Which player will win the Heisman trophy?
- Which team will win the Big Ten?
- What’s the total on Michigan State wins?
Prop bets are found by clicking on the “more wagers” link in each of the listings for individual games on the schedule. There’s typically a dedicated section for futures when you click on the college football or the NCAAF section at online and mobile sportsbooks.
How to watch Michigan State football games
Michigan State is a program with a national following, so games aren’t tough to find. The broadcast outlet will vary, but you can typically find the game on one of the major channels that cover NCAAF, such as ABC, Fox, or ESPN. In cases in which the game isn’t being picked up there, you can find it on Big Ten Network.
Each of the above channels is included with many leading cable, satellite and streaming packages. You should also be able to pick up web or mobile coverage via the outlet broadcasting the game, but note that you’ll need to sign in with valid provider credentials.
On the radio side, the audio feed for Spartans games is picked up by some stations across the state, including WJR 760 AM in Detroit and WMMQ 94.9 FM in Lansing. You can also find the radio broadcast of Michigan State games on the TuneIn radio app.
Michigan St. NFL draft picks
For the first time in 80 years, no Michigan State Spartans were selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. In the 2020 NFL Draft, two members of the Spartans heard their names get called.
- CB Josiah Scott – Rd4 – Jacksonville Jaguars
- DE Kenny Willekes – Rd7 – Minnesota Vikings
Over the past decade, a whopping 27 Michigan State players have been selected in the draft. Here’s a look at the first Spartans player selected for each of those years.
- 2019: CB Justin Layne – Rd3 – Pittsburgh Steelers
- 2018: C Brian Allen – Rd4 – Los Angeles Rams
- 2017: DT Malik McDowell – Rd2 – Seattle Seahawks
- 2016: T Jack Conklin – Rd1 – Tennessee Titans
- 2015: CB Trae Waynes – Rd1 – Minnesota Vikings
- 2014: DB Darqueze Dennard – Rd1 – Cincinnati Bengals
- 2013: RB Le’Veon Bell – Rd2 – Pittsburgh Steelers
- 2012: DT Jerel Worthy – Rd2 – Green Bay Packers
- 2011: LB Greg Jones – Rd6 – New York Giants
- 2010: DB Jeremy Ware – Rd7 – Oakland Raiders
Michigan State football rivalry games
The Spartans don’t have to go too far to find their biggest rivals in the Michigan Wolverines. We’ll tell you what you need to know about one of the best rivalries in college athletics in a bit. For now, let’s take a closer look at the other games on the schedule which just mean more than the others.
- Ohio State Buckeyes: As one of the leading programs in the Big Ten, games against the Buckeyes serve as a measuring stick and carry tons of meaning. Ohio State has dominated the series in recent times, winning the last six and eight of the past 11. Michigan State has some work to do to close the gap, as the Buckeyes have a 35-15 all-time edge.
- Penn State Nittany Lions: These two programs first locked horns in 1925. The rivalry has gone to a new level in recent times, as both clubs are members of the Big Ten East. The all-time series has been very even overall as the mark stands at 18-17-1. The Spartans earned a hard-fought, 30-27 victory to close the regular season in 2021 to regain the series edge.
- Indiana Hoosiers: This rivalry traces its roots back to 1927 and has been rather lopsided in favor of Michigan State, to the tune of 49-17-2 overall. While the Spartans have the Hoosiers’ number historically, the teams have split the past two meetings.
Michigan State vs. Michigan football
There are plenty of storied rivalries in the annals of college football, but this one is at least in the conversation as being one of the very best. The Wolverines and Spartans have locked horns 113 times dating to 1898, with Michigan holding a 71-37-5 advantage.
Beginning in 1953, the game took on a new significance as the victor took possession of the Paul Bunyan Governor’s Trophy. Since that point, Michigan leads by a margin of 38-28-2, but the Wolverines dominated the series for nearly four decades beginning in 1970.
It has been much tighter over the past decade or so, and the 2020 and 2021 battles showed just how close. In a jaw-dropping upset in a season shortened by COVID-19, the Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-24 behind the passing of QB Rocky Lombardi.
Then, this past October, the two teams were both undefeated and in the top 10 when they met in a gigantic clash in East Lansing. The Spartans erased a 16-point, second-half deficit to stun the Wolverines 37-33 and propel them into the top three for a flittering moment.
As two of the top programs in the Big Ten, Michigan and Michigan State have both been ranked in the Top 25 at the time of their meeting on multiple occasions.
The Spartans hold an 11-7-1 overall advantage in those contests. Here’s a look at the last three times it happened.
- 2021: #8 Michigan State defeated #6 Michigan 37-33
- 2018: #6 Michigan defeated #24 Michigan State 21-7
- 2015: #7 Michigan State defeated #12 Michigan 27-23
- 2013: #24 Michigan State defeated #23 Michigan 29-6
Where is Michigan State’s football stadium?
Originally known simply as College Field, the venue for Spartans home games was then known as Macklin Field and Macklin Stadium before taking on its current name. Here’s what you need to know about the home field.
- Name: Spartan Stadium
- Playing surface: Grass
- Location: East Lansing
- Address: 1 Spartan Way
- Opened: 1923
- Last renovated: 2014
- Capacity: 75,005
- Original construction cost: $160,001
- Longest home winning streak: 19 games – 1950-53
- Fun Fact: 74,554 attendance for Michigan-Michigan State ice hockey game in 2001
Most notable coaches for Michigan St. Spartans football
Here’s a look at the notable achievements for the most memorable coaches in Spartans history.
|Mark D’Antonio||George Perles||Duff Daugherty||Clarence Munn||Chester Brewer|
Michigan State football history
The Michigan State football program traces its roots to 1896. The instantly recognizable helmet brandishes a Spartan logo in the club’s signature green and white school colors.
The stadium is always rocking on gameday, and mascot Sparty helps to whip the crowd into a frenzy. The school fight song is “Victory” for MSU and was introduced in 1915. Here is Michigan State’s record in football and some other notable facts about the Michigan State team.
- All-Time Record: 710-470-44
- Bowl game record: 13-16
- National titles: Six – last in 1966
- Conference titles: 11 – last in 2015
- Heisman Trophy winners: None – Lorenzo White last high finisher at 4th in 1987
- Consensus All-Americans: 31
- Retired numbers: Six – last for Clinton Jones in 2015
- Most passing TDs single game: Drew Stanton, five in 2005 vs. Illinois
- Career rushing yards leader: Lorenzo White, 4,887, 1984-87
- Most receptions in a single season: Aaron Burbridge, 85 in 2015
Michigan St. Spartans FAQ
The Spartans have laid claim to the national crown six times. The last came in 1966 and was the second of back-to-back titles for perhaps the best squad in program history. Michigan State was last invited to the College Football Playoff after the 2015 season.
The broadcast outlet will vary for Michigan State games. The program is highly-regarded across the nation, so you can generally find games on one of the major channels that broadcast NCAAF, such as ABC, ESPN, Fox or the Big Ten Network.
The in-state rival Michigan Wolverines top the list. Annual games are hard-fought affairs, and the contest is one of the biggest highlights of the regular season schedule. The Wolverines hold a 71-38-5 all-time advantage.
Dantonio retired after the 2019 season and left behind an impressive resume which includes three Big Ten titles. However, he did leave under a bit of a cloud, as the program has been hit with accusations of recruiting violations and a wrongful termination suit from a member of the athletics department.
In all-time meetings between the two programs, the Wolverines have had the Spartans number on an overall basis to the tune of 71-37-5. As for overall records, Michigan comes out on top with that metric as well with a record of 964-350-36 versus 710-470-44 for the Spartans.