Michigan State vs. Ohio State Big Ten Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023
The No. 4 seed Michigan State Spartans (19-11, 11-8 Big Ten) are favored by 6.5 points in their Big Ten Tournament matchup against the No. 13 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (15-18, 5-15 Big Ten) on Friday at United Center, beginning at 2:30 PM on Big Ten Network. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 135.5.
Michigan State vs. Ohio State Odds
- Michigan State odds to win: -266
- Ohio State odds to win: +220
- Spread: Michigan State (-6.5)
- Total: 135.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Time: 2:30 PM ET
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Where: Chicago, Illinois
- Venue: United Center
Who Will Win Michigan State vs. Ohio State?
Michigan State and Ohio State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Michigan State has a 3-5 record against the spread in games it was favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
Ohio State has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 6.5 points or more this year.
These teams average 143.4 points per game combined, 7.9 more than the over/under of 135.5.
Michigan State and Ohio State have seen its opponents average a combined 0.9 more points per game than the over/under of 135.5 set for this matchup.
The average total Michigan State has had set in games this season is 2.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
The average over/under in Buckeyes games this year is 6.3 more points than the point total of 135.5 for this outing.
The Spartans are 15-15-0 against the spread this season.
So far this season, the Buckeyes have compiled a 13-20-0 record against the spread.
Michigan State Stats & Insights
Michigan State outscores opponents by 3.2 points per game (scoring 70.6 per game to rank 203rd in college basketball while giving up 67.4 per outing to rank 100th in college basketball) and has a +98 scoring differential overall.
Michigan State wins the rebound battle by 1.9 boards on average. It records 32.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 151st in college basketball, while its opponents grab 30.3 per contest.
The Spartans connect on 7.6 three-pointers per game (157th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 6.9 on average.
Michigan State averages 95.7 points per 100 possessions on offense (128th in college basketball), and gives up 91.3 points per 100 possessions (172nd in college basketball).
The Spartans are scoring 70.6 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 69 points per contest.
Ohio State Stats & Insights
Ohio State outscores opponents by 3.8 points per game (posting 72.8 points per game, 153rd in college basketball, and giving up 69 per outing, 143rd in college basketball) and has a +128 scoring differential.
Ohio State grabs 33.3 rebounds per game (87th in college basketball) while allowing 30 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 3.3 boards per game.
Ohio State makes 6.6 three-pointers per game (269th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7 on average.
Ohio State averages 96.6 points per 100 possessions (109th in college basketball), while allowing 91.5 points per 100 possessions (177th in college basketball).
The Buckeyes are putting up more points at home (74.7 per game) than on the road (68.1).
Michigan State Key Players to Watch
Tyson Walker leads the Spartans in scoring, tallying 14.8 points per game to go with 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
Joey Hauser leads Michigan State in rebounding, averaging seven per game, while A.J Hoggard leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 6.1 in each contest.
The Spartans get the most three-point shooting production out of Hauser, who knocks down 2.2 threes per game.
The Michigan State steals leader is Walker, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Mady Sissoko, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.
Ohio State Key Players to Watch
Brice Sensabaugh puts up 16.3 points per game and is the top scorer for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State’s leader in rebounds is Zed Key with 7.5 per game, and its leader in assists is Isaac Likekele with 2.7 per game.
Sean McNeil averages 1.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Buckeyes.
Bruce Thornton (0.8 steals per game) is the steal leader for Ohio State while Felix Okpara (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Michigan State vs. Ohio State Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Ohio State (+6.5)
- Pick OU:
Michigan State 71, Ohio State 69
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