Michigan State at Ohio State - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (22-5) at Ohio State Buckeyes (18-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Ohio State Buckeyes play Tuesday night at the Value City Arena.
The Michigan State Spartans look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 79.4 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 19.7 points and 7.3 assists while Bryn Forbes is averaging 14.1 points and 2.2 rebounds. Matt Costello is the third double-digit scorer and Eron Harris is dishing 2.1 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Spartans are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes hope to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 70.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 12.6 points and 1.6 assists while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jae'Sean Tate is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and JaQuan Lyle is dishing 4.3 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Buckeyes are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 11 of their last 12 home games.
The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 Tuesday games. The Spartans are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Ohio State.
Ohio State is playing its best ball of the season right now and needs a win here in order to get off the buble for the NCAA Tournament. Not sure the Buckeyes win or not, but there's value to getting the buckets and the home team.