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Ohio State vs. Michigan - 12/4/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michigan Wolverines (7-2) at Ohio State Buckeyes (6-3)

College Basketball: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm (Value City Arena)

The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS1

The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Monday in college basketball action at the Value City Arena.

The Michigan Wolverines look for their first road win of the year to build on their 7-2 record. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 73.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Moritz Wagner is averaging 15.6 points and 8.4 rebounds while Charles Matthews is averaging 15.2 points and 3.7 assists. Duncan Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have split their last six road games.

Ohio State vs. Michigan - 12/4/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ohio State Buckeyes could use a nice win here after splitting their last six games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 76.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 17.3 points and 10 rebounds while Jae'Sean Tate is averaging 13.2 points and 3.2 assists. C.J. Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Kaleb Wesson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won seven of their last 11 home games.

The Wolverines are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big Ten and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buckeyes are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up win. The Wolverines are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Ohio St, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Ohio St.

Ohio State has won three of the last four meetings against Michigan, and enters this game as the better defensive team. Both clubs can make shots and get hot offensively, but I trust Ohio State to control the pace of the game and get stops with more consistency. The Buckeyes are also coming off a blowout win over Wisconsin, while Michigan has had its issues on the road at times. I'm siding with OSU at home in pretty much a pick em game. 

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