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Michigan State vs Ohio State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/10/23

Ohio State Buckeyes (15-18) vs. Michigan State Spartans (19-11)
March 10, 2023 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -3.5 / Ohio State Buckeyes +3.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan State Spartans meet in college basketball action from the United Center on Friday afternoon as part of the Big Ten conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Michigan State is a 3.5-point favorite with a total for this game set at 139.5 points.


For Ohio State, Zed Key remains out for the season with a shoulder injury while Michigan State has a clean injury report coming into this game.

Matchup History

Michigan State’s 84-78 win back on March 4th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for the Spartans in this head-to-head matchup.


Ohio State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Michigan State is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.


I’m backing Ohio State here. I’ve openly trashed the Buckeyes over the course of their losing run throughout conference play, but sometimes you just have to accept that a team is hot and the Buckeyes are definitely hot right now. Michigan State’s been far from convincing away from home this season and I think on the neutral floor against this suddenly hot Buckeyes team, the Spartans could be in some trouble here. Give me Ohio State and the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Ohio State +3.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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