Will Spartans keep rolling along?
No. 2 Michigan State looks for a 12th straight cover tonight when it faces Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament at 6:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Michigan State is favored to win tonight’s game, as the Spartans are getting odds of -13 points against Ohio State. The over/under total for the contest has been listed at 143.5 points. These two meet in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal tonight from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Michigan State is 26-5 on the season, 13-5 in Big Ten games, 5-0 on a neutral floor and 21-9 against the spread. Ohio State is 20-12 overall, 12-7 in Big Ten games, 2-1 on a neutral court and 16-14-1 against the spread. Michigan State has won four straight over Ohio State while covering in five straight in the series. The Spartans won both meetings this season, picking up an 81-62 win at Ohio State on Feb. 23 and a 91-76 win at home on March 5.
Nobody is hotter than Michigan State right now, as the Spartans have covered in 11 straight games, despite being a double digit favorite in three straight. Ohio State has been good as well, winning five of their last seven. Problem is, the two losses are the sizable ones to Michigan State. The Spartans last played the Buckeyes as well, so the game plan should be fresh and easy to execute. Ohio State has more to play for, but the Spartans are pushing for a 1 seed and looking to make a statement this weekend.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: MICHIGAN STATE -13