Michigan State vs. Ohio State - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes (19-11) at Michigan State Spartans (25-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans meet Saturday at the Breslin Center.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 70.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 13.3 points and 1.5 assists while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. JaQuan Lyle is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Thompson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Buckeyes are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won three of their last four road games.
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The Michigan State Spartans look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 80.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 assists while Bryn Forbes is averaging 15.2 points and 2.2 rebounds. Matt Costello is the third double-digit scorer and Eron Harris is dishing two assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 43.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Spartans are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won five straight home games.
The Buckeyes are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games. The Spartans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Buckeyes are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Michigan State and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Buckeyes were crushed by Michigan State at home. In the Spartans last home game and with a possible No. 1 seed on the line, MSU isn't going to let up. I smell another blowout here.