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Big Ten Tournament - Ohio State Buckeyes visit Michigan Wolverines in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Ohio State BuckeyesMichigan Wolverines
25-8March 15, 2014, 01:40 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse24-7

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Michigan Wolverines try to run the Ohio State Buckeyes off the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in college hoops action.

The Wolverines bring a 24-7 record (15-13-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 25-8 Buckeyes, who are 15-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan go 18-11 so far and the Buckeyes go 14-18. View Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wolverines installed as -1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Wolverines, most recently No. 49 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Buckeyes, who rate No. 68 in the latest survey.

Ohio State was a 71-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Nebraska was victimized for 26 points and 13 rebounds by LaQuinton Ross as the Buckeyes bested the Cornhuskers 71-67 in college basketball action on Friday.

In their last action, Michigan was a 64-63 winner at home against Illinois. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Michigan earned a 64-63 victory over Illinois on Friday, getting 19 points from Nik Stauskas at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Buckeyes rank No. 167 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.18 per game. That compares with Michigan’s No. 226 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan is college basketball's No. 15-ranked team at 8.45 per game, while the Buckeyes rate No. 157 with 5.76 per game.