Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Breslin Center Saturday as host Michigan State looks to handle the Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA hoops action.
The Spartans bring a 15-3 record (5-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-3 Buckeyes, who are 9-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan State go 7-7 so far and the Buckeyes go 6-6-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spartans sit at No. 19 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buckeyes sit at No. 12 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Buckeyes will win this game 82-78.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State's No. 99 nationally ranked offense (70.9 points per game) against a Buckeyes defense that sits as the No. 22 at 57.8 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 46.9% from the field, more than the Buckeyes have managed so far this season (46% on average).
Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.
Ohio State was a 56-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Michigan. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Buckeyes got 20 points from Deshaun Thomas as Ohio State ran past Michigan 56-53 on Sunday at Value City Arena.
Michigan State won its last outing, an 81-72 result against Penn State on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Adreian Payne scored 20 points leading the Spartans to an 81-72 victory over Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday.
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Iowa are 7-3
After playing Michigan are 9-1
After a win are 7-3
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Wisconsin are 7-3
After playing Penn State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Buckeyes at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Ohio State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games
Michigan State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Ohio State
Ohio State home to Iowa, Tuesday, January 22
Michigan State at Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 22