OSU vs MSU Spread & ATS Pick

OSU vs MSU Spread & ATS Pick

OSU vs MSU Spread & ATS Pick

After a win over Iowa, Michigan State is on the rise and the Spartans will seek to keep their winning ways going when they host Ohio State in a Big Ten matchup. The NCAA hoops spread favors the Spartans by 8-points to beat the Buckeyes. Tip-off is this Tuesday, February 14th at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN from the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

This is the second game between these two teams on the hardcourt this season. Back on Jan 15th, OSU beat MSU by a 72-67 score. The Buckeyes haven’t swept a season series versus the Spartans since the 2006-07 season.

Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Michigan State Spartans Spread & ATS Pick

What: Ohio State Buckeyes (15-11) at Michigan State Spartans (15-10)
When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET  
Where: East Lansing, Michigan
Stadium: Breslin Center
Spread: Mich St -8
Watch: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Ohio State vs Michigan State

Why Bet The Ohio State Buckeyes To Beat The Spartans

The Buckeyes have lost three of their last five games including an 86-77 defeat to Maryland on the weekend. They are 15-11 SU and 9-15-1 ATS this season. They average 73.2 points per game (190th) and give up 69.0 points per game (99th).

Ohio State shoots 46.3% from the field (84th) and 34.2% from three point land (217th). Senior forward Marc Loving (12.2 PPG & 5.0 RPG) and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate (14.3 PPG & 6.1 RPG) scored 24 and 20 points against Maryland, respectively. The Buckeyes had no scoring help from the bench, which recorded zero points on the night.

"We were undermanned and in foul trouble the whole game. It really made it challenging," Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. "With what we had today, we did everything that we could."

The Buckeyes average 37.8 rebounds (82nd), 13.9 assists (154th) and 5.23 steals per game. They have a +4.15 point differential versus opponents this season. Center Trevor Thompson leads the team with 9.4 rebounds per game and 1.1 steals.

Why Bet The Michigan State Spartans To Beat The Buckeyes

The Spartans have won three of the last four games, including a 77-66 win over Iowa over the weekend. They are 15-10 SU and 13-10-1 ATS this season. They average 71.7 points per game (228th) and allow 68.6 points per game (82nd).

Michigan State shoots 47.8% from the field (37th) and 38.6% from three-point land (38th). Freshman forward Tyler Cook (11.6 PPG & 4.6 RPG) and senior guard Peter Joks (20.6 PPG & 5.9 RPG) scored 13 points each against the Hawkeyes.

"I’m really thrilled with the win," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "It’s hard to come off a rivalry game playing as poorly as we did and bounce back."

The Spartans average 36.0 rebounds (174th), 17.5 assists (11th) and 4.72 steals per game. They have a +3.12 point differential this season. Miles Bridges leads the team with 8.0 rebounds per game and Cassius Winston is tops on the squad with 0.8 steals per game.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Spartans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
  • Spartans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
  • Buckeyes are 10-28-1 ATS in their last 39 road games.

OSU vs MSU ATS Pick

Michigan State leads the overall series against Ohio State 72-58. The Spartans had won five straight versus the Buckeyes before Ohio State beat Michigan State, 72-67, in Columbus on Jan. 15.

Ohio State has not won in East Lansing since March 4, 2012.

I am betting Michigan State to cover.

Sources:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/game?gameId=400915080
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/127/michigan-state-spartans
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/194/ohio-state-buckeyes
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/field-goals/sort/fieldGoalPct/count/84
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/3-points/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct/count/217
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/field-goals/sort/fieldGoalPct/count/37
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/team/_/stat/3-points/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct/count/38