Ohio State at Michigan State: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Michigan State Spartans (12-9) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (18-5)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Jack Breslin Student Events Center)
Betting Odds: Michigan State Spartans +5.5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and MIchigan State Spartans face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Breslin Center.
The Ohio State Buckeyes come into this game with an 18-5 record overall and coming into this one they have won seven of their eight games. In the last game against Michigan, the defense struggled giving up 92 points and that led to a five point defeat. Ohio State on the season is averaging 78.5 points per game while their defense has given up 69.6 points per game. Ohio State is shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from behind the three point line. E.J. Liddell has been the best player for Ohio State averaging 15.9 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from behind the three point line. One issue for Ohio State is they are banged up including Kyle Young who is dealing with a concussion and is expected to miss this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Michigan State Spartans who sit with a 12-9 record overall but they are coming off back to back big wins. In the last game against Illinois. The offense was elite putting up 81 points and that led to a victory. Michigan State on the season is averaging 71.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.7 points per game. Aaron Henry has been the best player for Michigan State averaging 15.2 points while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 29 percent from behind the three point line.
The over is 18-7-1in Ohio State’s last 26 games against the Big Ten. Michigan State is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 home games. The favorite is 11-2 against the spread in the last 13 meetings played between the two teams. The home team is 8-2 against the spread in the last ten meetings played between the two teams.
MIchigan State has looked good so far this season, and that is going to be the difference in this game. They might not do enough to come away with a win, but Michigan State will come away with a cover of the spread.