Week 12 college football best bets: Ohio State offense thrives, Alabama starts fast

Ohio State is averaging 46.3 points per game this season, tops in the nation. Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire

Intro by Doug Kezirian

No. 4 Ohio State has won eight straight games and seemingly found its offensive groove since losing to No. 3 Oregon in September. The Buckeyes (-19) have another opportunity to demonstrate that potency against a quality opponent in No. 7 Michigan State.

"I made the number 23," South Point casino sportsbook director Chris Andrews told ESPN. "Ohio State hasn't been that consistent. I have to admit that, but I do not think Michigan State is all that good."

The Spartans entered the year with a regular season win total of just four and have surpassed all expectations with a 9-1 record and 7-2 ATS mark against FBS opponents.

"Michigan State is one of those teams that seems to overachieve every year," Andrews said.