Michigan State vs. Ohio State - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ohio State Buckeyes (21-9) at Michigan State Spartans (21-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 4:30 pm (Jack Breslin Student Events Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -6.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Breslin Center.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 72.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.4 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14.2 points and 9.4 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 11.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. D.J. Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Wesson is grabbing four rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have split their last six road games.
The Michigan State Spartans look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 75.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Cassius Winston is averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 assists while Xavier Tillman is averaging 13.7 points and 10.4 rebounds. Aaron Henry is dishing 2.9 assists and Gabe Brown is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The favorite is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-5 against the spread at home where they win by an average of 19.9 points and allow 36.6 percent shooting from the field. The problem is the Ohio State Buckeyes have been the more consistent team this season and you could argue they're playing the better basketball overall entering this game. This is the biggest underdog OSU has been all season. The Michigan State Spartans are 7-11 against the spread when favorites of five or more points. I want the free points in my back pocket.