Arizona vs. Ohio State Pick

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LOS ANGELES, CA (The Spread) - The sixth-seeded Arizona Wildcats will take on the two-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes when the Sweet 16 kicks off tonight at 7:47PM ET from the Staples Center in L.A.

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ODDS: According to odds makers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Buckeyes are 3.5-point favorites over the Wildcats, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 134 points. Arizona enters play with a 27-7 overall record while Ohio State is 28-7 on the year.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Buckeyes opened as 3.5-point favorites and that's where the line currently sits at most online and Las Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 132 and has been bet up to 134.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 60% of the betting public favors Ohio State. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link leading up to tip off.

MARCH MADNESS FREE PICK: Take Ohio State. According to latest college basketball trends, the Buckeyes are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral site games, and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win. They're also 6-2 against the number in their last eight games following an ATS loss, while the Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last seven Thursday games. Aaron Craft gave the Buckeyes a huge lift last weekend so look for that momentum to continue tonight. Ohio State's defense should frustrate Arizona's Mark Lyons and keep the Wildcats' offense in check.

2013 MARCH MADNESS SWEET 16 FREE PICK: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES -3.5

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