Ohio State vs Michigan State 3/15/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans
NCAAB: 12:30 PM EST
Mar. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : MSU -11 Total 135
The Ohio State Buckeyes (19 - 13, 8 - 12 CONF) are taking on the #6 Michigan State Spartans (25 - 6, 16 - 4 CONF) in the Quarterfinal Round of the Big Ten Men's Tournament. This game will be played at the United Center in Chicago, IL. Ohio State is coming off of a nail-biting win over Indiana, 79 - 75. Michigan State will likely be favored in this game but Ohio State has a little bit of momentum on their side.
Ohio State takes the floor with an offense that has been inconsistent at the best of times this season. Ohio State is scoring 69 PPG on offense while shooting 44% from the floor as a team. Ohio State is led in scoring by Kaleb Wesson (15 PPG, 7 RPG) and he is coming off a monstrous outing against Indiana, grabbing 13 boards to go along with 17 points. Ohio State is surrendering 66 PPG to opposing teams on defense, but that is a number that the Buckeyes will struggle to match against MSU.
The Michigan State Spartans are taking the court in this game with a team that has been playing well of late. MSU has won four out of their past five games. Michigan State is scoring 80 PPG on offense while shooting 49% from the floor as a team. The Spartans are led in scoring by Cassius Winston (19 PPG, 8 APG) and he'll be integral to any success that MSU finds in this matchup. Michigan State is surrendering just 66 PPG to opposing teams on defense so far this season.
Recent Betting Trends:
Buckeyes are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
Spartans are 18-4 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Over is 6-2 in Buckeyes last 8 games following a ATS win.
Under is 23-8-1 in Spartans last 32 games following a straight up win.
Free Betting Pick: Ohio State Spartans +11
This Spartans team is clearly the better team but injuries give Ohio State a real chance at upset but at worst Buckeyes get this cover. Having the double bye does not mean Michigan State will have edge - more often the double bye gives team rust. Final Score Prediction, Michigan State Spartans win but fall short ATS 75-71.