It's always hard to pick the Michigan/Michigan State football winner each year.  Michigan is always favored-- the Spartans always seem to make a game of it.  Michigan has won five in a row.  The Wolverines are 4 1/2 point favorites to add number six to the streak by 7pm Saturday.  Who knows how the Spartans will play.  Better or worse than expected?  It's is anyone's guess. And I always wonder what is the MSU criteria used when analyzing a game in advance.  How does one figure on how MSU will play?

     The Iowa game is starting to rank up there in my memory bank as one of MSU's great losses.  I could not believe that that game got away after such an easy first half.  Michigan State seems to be so much better than its 3-17 record in the last 20 league games would suggest.  But it is a group of players that struggles to play consistently well.

     Michigan State could win Saturday.  But if you're in a betting pool do you risk that pick?  Do you really think that will happen.  Michigan seems so much  more consistent.  If you don't like the Wolverines pick against them.  It is a bit easier I believe to analyze Michigan from week to week.  But the Spartans.  It's like a friend always says to me--  if you bet the games, especially with point spreads, two teams are at the top among those you never bet on or against-- the Lions and the Spartans.  It's just too hard to figure how either will play.  Amen to that.


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