Ohio State vs. Michigan State - 3/11/16 Big Ten Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans at Ohio State Buckeyes (19-12)
College Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans clash Friday in the Big Ten Tournament.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look for another win after beating Penn State on Thursday. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 70.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 13.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 11.9 points and 1.1 assists. JaQuan Lyle is dishing 4.3 assists and Trevor Thompson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Buckeyes are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-1 on neutral courts this season.
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The Michigan State Spartans look to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 80.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 19.6 points and 7.5 rebounds while Bryn Forbes is averaging 15.1 points and 1.5 assists. Matt Costello is the third double-digit scorer and Eron Harris is dishing 2.2 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 43.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Spartans are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans are 5-0 on neutral courts this season.
Michigan State has beaten the hell out of Ohio State already this season, and it's hard seeing this game being any different. OSU will have tired legs and doesn't have the consistent offense to challenge the Spartans.
MSU rolls big.