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Ohio State vs Michigan Basketball Picks 3-3-24

Michigan Wolverines (8-21) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (17-12)
March 3, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -9.5; Over/Under: +143.5
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The Michigan Wolverines will play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten game on Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Let’s take a look at the Michigan preview, Ohio State preview, betting matchup, and the Michigan vs Ohio State prediction.

Michigan Preview

The Michigan Wolverines are 8-21 (3-15) this year after they lost to Rutgers by a score of 82-52 in their last game. Michigan trailed 41-26 at halftime and they only scored 26 points in the second half in the loss. The Wolverines shot 31.6% from the field and were 50% on free throws in the game. Michigan has lost six games in a row and 11 of their last 12, with the lone win coming against Wisconsin at home. The Wolverines are scoring 74 points per game with 35.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while allowing 79.1 points against per game this year. Dug McDaniel is averaging 16.5 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game. Michigan is shooting 45.1% from the field, 69.7% on free throws, and 36.7% on three pointers this season.

Ohio State Preview

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 17-12 (7-11) this season after they defeated Nebraska by a score of 78-69 in their last game. Ohio State led 39-37 at halftime and they held Nebraska to only 32 second half points in the win. The Buckeyes shot 42.6% from the field and were +10 in rebounding margin in the game. Ohio State has played better in recent weeks, picking up other victories against Michigan State, Purdue, and Maryland. The Buckeyes are scoring 74.2 points per game with 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, while giving up 69.9 points against per game this season. Bruce Thornton is averaging 16.2 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game. Ohio State is shooting 44.6% from the field, 76.9% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers this year. 

Michigan vs Ohio State Betting Prediction

Michigan comes into this game as the worst team in the Big Ten and it isn’t even close. The Wolverines only have three conference wins on the season and they have scored 63 points or fewer in three of their last four games. Ohio State has won three of their last four and they have looked very good since firing their coach. The Buckeyes are 3-0 in their last three home games and they shouldn’t have any issues getting by this poorly coached Michigan team. Take Ohio State here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Ohio State -9.5

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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