Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Line & Free PickJosh Bailey
The number two Michigan State Spartans (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten) host the Ohio State Buckeyes (19-11, 11-6 Big Ten) in what’s a do or die game for the Buckeyes. The game takes place at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan on Saturday, March 5. Tip-off is at 12:00 pm ET.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 5 out of their last 6 games. Ohio State upset Iowa 68 to 64 in their last game on Feb. 28. Michigan State has won 9 out of its last 10. The Spartans beat Rutgers 97 to 66 on March 2 in their last game.
A Closer Look at How To Bet the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 2 Michigan State Spartans College Basketball Line
The Ohio State Buckeyes have gone 4 and 2 ATS in their last 6 games. The Buckeyes are 4 and 5 ATS in away games this season. Michigan State has gone 20 and 9 ATS overall. They are 10 and 4 ATS in their home games this season.
What: Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: East Lansing, Michigan
Stadium: Breslin Center
Spread: Spartans -14
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Ohio State vs Michigan State
Bet The Ohio State Buckeyes Because…
Save for a 62 to 81 loss to Michigan State on Feb. 23, the Buckeyes have played extremely well in their past 6 games. No win was as impressive as the Buckeyes Feb. 28 win over Iowa as a +3.5 point home dog. In that game, Ohio State held Iowa’s offense to 40.7% from the field and 25% from three. The Buckeyes defense usually plays tough. Ohio State allows only 66 points from 39% shooting from the field and 33.5% shooting from three on average. If the OSU defense plays as well as it has been against the Spartans, they could be tough on Saturday.
Bet The Michigan State Spartans Because…
Michigan State is playing better than any team in the nation. The Spartans have not only won 9 out of their last 11 but they’ve also gone 10 and 0 ATS in their last 10. Michigan State is on fire. The Spartans are ranked second in the nation. They have their sights set on a number one seed. By the time Michigan State is done with the regular season, if they keep this up, they’ll be the number one overall ranked team in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Ohio State isn’t a bad team. But the Buckeyes face arguably the best team in the nation on March 5. Michigan State has played like a machine in its last 10. Even in the 81 to 82 loss to Purdue on the road, the Spartans played well enough to win.
With Sparty playing at such a high-level, it’s tough to see Ohio State being close in this game. The Buckeyes will try and stop Michigan State’s smooth offense. Ohio State tried that in the first game between these 2. It didn’t work out for the Buckeyes. Michigan State can score from any position on the floor. They are an incredibly efficient, expertly coached, ready for prime time college hoops squad. I like the Spartans to roll on March 5.