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Buckeyes face Michigan Wolverines: Big 12 betting

Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan Wolverines
March 10, 4:10 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

26-6TEAM RECORD24-8

Ohio State takes on Michigan on Saturday, hoping to send the Wolverines to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big Ten Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Bankers Life Fieldhouse).

This season, the Wolverines are 24-8 overall and 17-12 ATS ATS, while the Buckeyes are 26-6 and 16-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Michigan boasts a 14-14-1 on the OU, and Ohio State is 16-11-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wolverines, most recently No. 121 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Buckeyes, who rate No. 5 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-71 victory for the Buckeyes.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 198-ranked offense, averaging 66.9 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 13 at 58.9 PPG. The Wolverines field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ohio State owns the country's No. 55-rated mark, allowing 64.4 points per game on the highway. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 251 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ohio State, they were an 88-71 winner as they battled Purdue at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. Jared Sullinger poured in a team-high 30 points for Ohio State on Friday, as they defeated Purdue 88-71 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Michigan was a 73-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Trey Burke went off for 30 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading Michigan to a 73-69 win over Minnesota on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

 

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