Oddsmakers: Spartans 3½-point favorites over Wolverines

The Detroit News
Michigan State pounded Michigan 35-11 last season in East Lansing.

Michigan State is a 3½-point favorite over Michigan in their Oct. 17 football matchup at Michigan Stadium, according to Las Vegas oddsmakers.

The intrastate rivalry pits new Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh against the Spartans' Mark Dantonio. Last season, Jeremy Langford scored three touchdowns as MSU pounded UM, 35-11, at Spartan Stadium.

The same group of oddsmakers -- 5Dimes, Sportsbet and Vietbet -- put the Wolverines' over/under win total at 7½.