Ohio State vs. Michigan State Prediction

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans, 2/17/19 Predictions & Odds

Big Ten foes will meet in East Lansing on Sunday afternoon when the Michigan State Spartans host the Ohio State Buckeyes at 1:00 p.m. ET. Is Sparty laying too many points or will the host cruise for bettors as a double-digit favorite?

Game Snapshot

811 Ohio State Buckeyes at 812 Michigan State Spartans

1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 17, 2019

Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Spartans are 12-point favorites to beat the Buckeyes. The total, meanwhile, sits at 136.5 points and as of this writing, 68% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Buckeyes to cover the point spread.

Ohio State Buckeyes Quotable

"A lot of teams would like to be in the bubble picture, including the one we played tonight," Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said after the Illinois loss. "So I think for us the focus is not on (the) bubble or anything like that; our focus is on getting better and improving and growing. That's our focus as coaches."

Michigan State Spartans Quotable

"I forgot everything that happened yesterday, and I'm just worried about today," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "I thought we played pretty well at Purdue for most of that game. That is a good team we lost to. The next two games I think taught us (that we'll struggle) if we're not ready to play and we're not ready to do the things we do to be successful, which is defend, rebound and run, make free throws, all the little things you talk about. "Sometimes I hope it isn't to the point where we need our eyes opened, but I think for some reason we had our eyes opened. So it was frustrating when it happened, but we used it as a learning thing and I think our team has learned a lot."

NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends

Ohio State

The Buckeyes are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600.

Michigan State

The Spartans are 46-20-3 against the number in their last 69 home games versus a team with a winning percentage of greater than .600.


The Buckeyes are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 meetings with the Spartans and are winless at 0-5 against the number in their last five trips to East Lansing. The favorite has also covered in eight of the previous nine meetings between these conference rivals while the home side is 5-1 ATS in the previous six games. Finally, while the Buckeyes failed to cover in nine of their previous 12 games, the Spartans are 17-5 ATS in their last 22.

Sunday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Michigan State Spartans -12

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