Michigan vs. Ohio State Prediction

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COLUMBUS, OH (The Spread) – The marquee matchup of the day in college basketball will take place in Columbus this afternoon when No. 2 Michigan battles No. 15 Ohio State at 1:30PM ET. Who will cover?

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Ohio State as a 1.5-point favorite versus Michigan, which is 16-0 on the year and 2-0 on the road. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 12-3 overall and 9-1 at home this season.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Buckeyes opened as 2-point favorites but the line has been bet down a half point to 1.5. As for the total, it opened at 140 and that's where it remains at most sports books.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 64% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Wolverines. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NCAA FREE PICK: Take Michigan. According to latest college basketball trends, the Wolveriens are 4-1 against the spread in their last five trips to Ohio State and 7-2 against the number in their last five games overall versus the Buckeyes. The underdog is also 6-2 against the number in the last eight meetings and Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last seven road games. The Buckeyes may have the edge in defense and rebounding, but the Wolverines' offense led by Trey Burke, who ranks third in the Big Ten in scoring (18.2 points) and first in assists (7.3). Look for Michigan to pick up a huge road win today.

SUNDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES +1.5

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