Michigan vs Ohio State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/3/24

Ohio State (16-12) vs Michigan (8-21)

Game Info: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Value City Arena)

Betting Odds: Ohio State -9.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Value City Arena. Both of these teams could be looking for new head coaches after this season, but this is a rivalry game, and both teams really want a win. 

Michigan Needs This Season Over

Michigan really needs this season to be over and they come into this game with an 8-21 record overall. In teh last game against Rutgers, Michigan scored only 52 points while their defense gave up 82 points and they ended up losing by 30 points. Michigan is averaging 74 points while their defense is giving up 79.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 339th and they are going to need the defense to be better here. Dug McDaniel is averaging 16.5 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field. 

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Ohio State Getting Hot

Ohio State wishes they would have played this way earlier in the season and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Nebraska, Ohio State scored 78 points and they ended up winning by nine points. Ohio State is averaging 74.2 points while their defense is giving up 69.9 points per game. The offense has be a ton of confidence heading into this game and they are going to need the offense to be good here. Bruce Thorton is averaging 16.2 points while shooting 42.5 percent from the field. 

Michigan vs Ohio State Betting Prediction

Ohio State is going to pick up another big win here. This Michigan team is awful and even when they have played well to start games, they have struggled as the game has gone on. Michigan is giving up 79.1 points per game and they are going to really struggle to slow down the Ohio State offense and this is going to be a blowout victory by Ohio State. Back The Buckeyes against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Ohio State -9.5

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