Ohio St. vs. Michigan St. Pick
Can Michigan State find a way to pick up back-to-back wins when it takes on Ohio State tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Michigan State is favored at home, as the Spartans are getting odds of -7 points against Ohio State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 140.5 points. These two met back on Jan. 15 with Ohio State picking up a 72-67 win at home. That snapped a five-game losing streak to Michigan State.
Michigan State is coming off a 77-66 win at home over Iowa to improve to 15-10 on the season and 7-5 in the Big Ten. The Spartans have covered in three of their last four and sit at 12-12 against the spread on the season. Michigan State is averaging 71.7 points per game on offense while allowing 68.6 on defense. At home, the Spartans average 76.5 on offense while giving up 65.2 on defense. Miles Bridges is leading the team with 16.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Nick Ward is adding 13.1 points and 6 rebounds per contest.
Ohio State is coming off an 86-77 loss at Maryland this weekend. The Buckeyes are now 15-11 on the season and 5-8 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes are averaging 73.2 points per game on offense while allowing 69on defense. When on the road, Ohio State is only putting up 69.9 points per game while giving up 75.1 on defense. Jae’Sean Tate is leading the team with 14.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while Marc Loving is adding 12.2 points and 5 rebounds per contest.
Michigan State has been a shaky team on the road but the Spartans are tough at home. MSU has covered in four of its last five at home while the Buckeyes are just 3-7 against the spread away from home. Bridges and Ward should be able to take over this game if they can stay out of foul trouble. I see this playing out similar to the win over Iowa, where MSU wins comfortably.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE -7