Michigan State vs. Ohio State Prediction
No. 23 Ohio State will look to rebound from an ugly loss to Maryland over the weekend when the Buckeyes host unranked Michigan State at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night on ESPN. Is 6 too much to lay with the host Buckeyes?
735 Michigan State Spartans (+6) at 736 Ohio State Buckeyes (-6); o/u 138.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
Michigan State Spartans DFS Snapshot
Tyson Walker suffered a knee injury during Tuesday’s 87-70 loss to Michigan, Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press reports. He had 11 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), one rebound, four assists and one steal in 29 minutes. Walker entered the starting five after coming off the bench the past five games, and he had solid production despite the knee issue. It’s a quick turnaround for Thursday’s game at Ohio State, and he should be considered questionable for that contest.
Ohio State Buckeyes DFS Snapshot
E.J. Liddell accumulated 27 points (7-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 11-13 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist, six blocks and one steal over 39 minutes during Tuesday’s 78-70 loss to Nebraska. Liddell made his presence felt on both ends of the court Tuesday, but he was unable to lead the Buckeyes to the win at home. He has five double-doubles in his last 12 appearances, and he’s averaged 19.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 35.3 minutes per game during that time.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The favorite has cashed in 11 of the last 14 meetings between these two teams while the home side is 9-2 against the number in the last 11 meetings. The Buckeyes are also 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games following an ATS loss, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games coming off a loss and are 4-1 at the window in their last five games versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Spartans are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and are winless at the window in their last five road games.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES -6