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Spartans vs Buckeyes: Big Ten Odds

Breslin Center features a Big Ten clash between the host Michigan State Spartans and the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes in college hoops action on Sunday.

The No. 10 Buckeyes face the No. 5 Spartans, who opened as 3.5-point favorites.

The Spartans are 24-6 so far on the season, and 19-9 ATS vs. the number. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 24-6 and 14-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Michigan State go 13-13-2 and the Buckeyes go 14-11-1 on the totals.

View Ohio State vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Spartans as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spartans - Buckeyes odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Michigan State is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ohio State is at No. 3. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-79 win for the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan State has the nation's No. 82-rated offensive output, at 71.9 PPG. The visiting Buckeyes defense ranks No. 10 allowing on average 58.1 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 47.3% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.4% per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 42-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State won its last outing, a 75-73 result against Northwestern on February 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Jared Sullinger scored 22 points and added 18 rebounds for a double-double, leading Ohio State over Northwestern, 75-73, on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Michigan State lost its last outing, a 70-55 result against Indiana on February 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Draymond Green went off for 29 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Indiana handed Michigan State a 70-55 defeat at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Northwestern are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3


A few Buckeyes at Spartans trends to consider:
Ohio State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Ohio State's last 23 games on the road
Ohio State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 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 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Michigan State's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Michigan State's last 10 games