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Big Ten Tournament - Ohio State Buckeyes Favored by -1.5 Point Spread Against the Michigan State Spartans on Friday

Ohio State Buckeyes


Michigan State Spartans
Friday, March 13, 2015 8:55 PM ET
United Center

The Michigan State Spartans will look to improve on a 21-10 record on Friday when they host the Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA basketball betting odds action at United Center.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Michigan State Spartans betting line opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans sport a record of 21-10 and 17-14 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Ohio State Buckeyes have 23-9 and 15-15-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-12-1 for the Michigan State Spartans and 16-15 for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 48-rated Michigan State Spartans and the No. 71-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan State has the nation's No. 43-rated offensive output, at 72.16 PPG. The visiting Ohio State Buckeyes defense ranks No. 51 allowing on average 61.97 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 47.08% so far, less than the Michigan State Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.85% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio State earned a 79-73 victory over Minnesota on Thursday, getting 23 points from D'Angelo Russell at United Center.

Travis Trice scored 21 points leading the Spartans to a 74-72 victory over Indiana at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Saturday.