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Michigan State Spartans Host the Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Michigan State Spartans will hit the floor running against the away Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Michigan State Spartans as -15-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans sit at 25-5 (20-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Ohio State Buckeyes are currently 19-11 (16-14 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Michigan State is 15-14 OU, and Ohio State is 14-16 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-ranked Michigan State Spartans and the No. 137-rated Ohio State Buckeyes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes rank No. 64 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 38.2 per game. That compares with Michigan State’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan State is college basketball's No. 22-ranked team at 9.27 per game, while the Ohio State Buckeyes rate No. 185 with 6.37 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marc Loving scored 25 points leading the Buckeyes to a 68-64 victory over Iowa at Value City Arena on Sunday.

The battle between the Spartans and Scarlet Knights didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rutgers was handed a 97-66 defeat on Wednesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Michigan State's last 8 games
  • Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home