Michigan State at Ohio State - 3/3/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Ohio State Buckeyes (18-9) vs Michigan State Spartans (19-10)
Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Value City Arena)
Betting Odds: Ohio State Buckeyes -5.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Michigan State Spartans will travel to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten game on Thursday night.
The Michigan State Spartans are 19-10 (10-8) this season and have lost four of their last five games. Michigan State is coming off of a loss against Michigan by a score of 87-70. Michigan State allowed Michigan to shoot 58.2% from the field and only shot 57.9% on free throws in the loss. Gabe Brown led the Spartans with 12 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Michigan State is averaging 72.1 points per game and is giving up 67.9 points per game against, while also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game. Gabe Brown is averaging 11.4 points per game and 4 rebounds per game, while Malik Hall is averaging 9.6 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Spartans. Michigan State is shooting 45.5% on field goals, 75% on free throws, and 38% on three pointers.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 18-9 (11-7) this season and have lost two games in a row. Ohio State lost to Nebraska by a score of 78-70 in their last game. Ohio State shot 38.6% from the field and 29.2% on three pointers in the game. E.J. Liddell led the Buckeyes with 27 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. Ohio State is averaging 74 points per game and is giving up 68.1 points per game against, while also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game. E.J. Liddell is averaging 19.6 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game, while Malaki Branham is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State is shooting 47.2% on field goals, 75.7% on free throws, and 36.9% on three pointers.
Michigan State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The under is 5-1 in MSU’s last 6 Thursday games. Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 5-1 in Ohio State’s last 6 Thursday games. The home team is 9-2 ATS in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.
Michigan State is really struggling right now and will be on the road to face a tough Ohio State team. Ohio State has lost two games in a row to lesser opponents, but it will be tough for Sparty to pull out a win in this game. The last two games Michigan State has played on the road have ended in a 17 point loss and 26 point loss. I like Ohio State here.
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