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Ohio State battles with Michigan State

A pair of ranked Big Ten teams will meet in East Lansing on Tuesday night as Michigan States plays host to Ohio State in marquee college basketball betting action.

Ohio State is 2-0 both SU and ATS in their last two games against Michigan State, beating them 61-58 in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament as a 2-point favorite last season.

The UNDER has paid out in each of their last four meetings.

The Spartans currently sports a 13-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-5-1 ATS. The Buckeyes are 15-0 and 8-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 6-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Buckeyes have gone 5-9 against the number.

View Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Spartans installed as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 8 and the Buckeyes sitting at No. 4.

Ohio State was an 84-53 winner in its last match at home against Nebraska. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites. Ohio State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Nebraska out of the gym and running up an 84-53 score at Value City Arena.

Michigan State was a 73-56 winner in its last match on the road against Indiana. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Gary Harris went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Michigan State over Indiana, 73-56, on Saturday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 82.57 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 3 at 54.93 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 48.62% so far, more than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.38% per game.

Next up:
Ohio State home to Iowa, Sunday, January 12th
Michigan State at Minnesota, Saturday, January 11th