Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/11/14
Michigan Wolverines (17-6) at Ohio State Buckeyes (19-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -4 -- Over/Under: 129 See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines face off on Tuesday in Columbus is a Big Ten college basketball rivalry game.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have won three games in a row and four of their last five as they seem to have regained their footing from a midseason slip. OSU is 6-5 in the Big Ten, 14-2 at home, and 102 against teams ranked in the top 25, LaQuinton Ross is averaging 14.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game to lead the Buckeyes. Lenzelle Smith Jr. is averaging 12 points, Amir Williams is averaging 9.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Aaron Craft is averaging 9.3 points and 4.8 assists. Ohio State is averaging 71.9 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Ohio State is looking to make a run as they head into March Madness.
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The Michigan Wolverines have lost two of their last three road games with both of the losses coming on the road. Michigan is 7-5 away from home, 9-2 in the Big Ten, and they are ranked 10th in the nation. Nik Stauskas is averaging 17 points per game to lead the Wolverines. Glenn Robinson III is averaging 13.1 points, Caris LeVert is averaging 12.6 points, and Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 8.6 points. Michigan is averaging 75.7 points and they are shooting 48.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Michigan has home games with Wisconsin and Michigan State in their next two games.
Ohio State is 6-1 against the spread following a win, 11-5 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Michigan is 4-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 35-15-1 against the spread following a loss, and 4-9-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
My free pick in this game will be on the total and I have this one going over. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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