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Michigan Wolverines vs Buckeyes College Hoops Game Preview

Michigan WolverinesOhio State Buckeyes
17-6February 11, 2014, 09:00 | Value City Arena19-5

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Ohio State Buckeyes try to run the Michigan Wolverines off the court at Value City Arena in college hoops action.

The Wolverines will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 11-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Buckeyes are 12-11 ATS. Michigan is 12-9 on the totals; Ohio State is 9-14.

View Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Buckeyes - Wolverines odds would favor the Wolverines if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio State is rated No. 64 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Michigan is at No. 59.

In their last action, Michigan was an 85-67 loser on the road against Iowa. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Michigan got 22 points from Caris LeVert but lost anyway, 85-67, to Iowa on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Ohio State won its last outing, a 67-49 result against Purdue on February 8. They covered in that game as a 11-point favorite. Ohio State got 17 points from LaQuinton Ross en route to a 67-49 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Value City Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 132-rated offensive output, at 71.92 PPG. The visiting Wolverines defense ranks No. 38 allowing on average 64.61 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 45.52% so far, less than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.44% per game.

Next up:
Michigan home to Wisconsin, Sunday, February 16th
Ohio State at Illinois, Saturday, February 15th