Michigan vs. Ohio State - 2/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes (22-6) at Michigan Wolverines (21-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Crisler Center.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look for another win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 76.3 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 19.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while C.J. Jackson is averaging 12.5 points and 4.1 assists. Jae'Sean Tate is the third double-digit scorer and Kaleb Wesson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won five of their last six road games.
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The Michigan Wolverines look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 72.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Moritz Wagner is averaging 14.6 points and 7.3 rebounds while Charles Matthews is averaging 13.8 points and 2.7 assists. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan Robinson is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have won five straight home games.
The Buckeyes are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 Sunday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Wolverines are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have won each of the last three meetings against Michigan, but they are coming off a rough blowout loss to Penn State. Maybe it was a lookahead spot for the Buckeyes, but giving up 79 points to the Nittany Lions isn't a good look. The Michigan Wolverines are outscoring teams by nearly 16 points at home this season and allowing just 58.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting. The home team has also won seven of the last nine meetings between Ohio State and Michigan. I'm going to lay the bucket with the Michigan Wolverines on their home court.