Free CBB Hoops Pick: Spartans vs Buckeyes Odds
Looking for Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes free plays? CBB betting sees the Spartans taking on the Buckeyes on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Value City Arena, in Columbus, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
22-5 (5-3 V) Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 18-10 (13-4 H)
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Value City Arena, in Columbus, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan State -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 139
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As of right now, the Ohio State Buckeyes have to be considered a bubble team. At just 18-10, this team should have enough to get in, but never take anything for granted.
One thing is for sure, they do have a shot at the Big Ten Title despite being unranked as they sit just 2 games out and ahead of Tuesday’s opponent, Michigan State.
The Spartans are 0.5 game behind the Buckeyes, but they sit 6th in the nation. A lot more is on the line for the Spartans as they fight for a 1 or 2 seed in the tourney.
Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans have rattled off back to back wins and can join the 3 clustered ranked teams atop the Big 10 with a win over Ohio State here. Currently, Michigan State sits tied for 5th with Wisconsin, just 0.5 game back of Ohio State.
Michigan State has really rebounded from losing 3 straight as they have won 6 of 7 overall since that slide. They got the weekend off after routing both Indiana and Wisconsin, 2 teams they’re fighting with currently in the Big 10 top tier.
Denzel Valentine continues to stay hot as he is tearing it up right now in conference play. Valentine has averaged 19.7 points on the season and went for a stellar 24 points and 10 assists in the win over Wisconsin. Over the past 3 games he’s averaged 27 points and 11 assists.
The Spartans also have the conference’s best 3 point shooter in G Bryn Forbes. The Cleveland State transfer has shot 48% from behind the arc this season.
Ohio State Buckeyes
A win over #6 Michigan State on Tuesday would certainly solidify the Buckeyes for March. While it looks as if they’ve done enough in one of the best conferences in basketball, they still have to be sure they can do everything possible with the season winding down.
Ohio State has caught fire, winning 4 straight which includes them coming off an overtime win over Nebraska on Saturday after blowing a double digit lead in the 2nd half.
Ohio State still has an outside chance of grabbing a regular season title, but they can certainly get themselves a top seed, but that will involve causing some major upsets. They’ll deal with Michigan State twice and go to Iowa once to close the season out. Win all three? Who knows what happens.
Don’t hold your breath though. The Spartans are 6th in the nation and Iowa is 4th. With 2 of 3 on the road, Ohio State must be careful they don’t slip up and find themselves back in the middle of the pack, which could very well happened if they lost all 3.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Spartans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Spartans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
- Spartans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Buckeyes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Buckeyes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Buckeyes are 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 Tuesday games.
Free Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes CBB Prediction:
The Buckeyes really need to steal at least one of these final 3 games. This is likely their best shot with the game at home, but nothing will be easy about playing Sparty here. This team can shoot the 3 along with dominate the paint, which will certainly cause problems here.
In the end, the Spartans are just too talented in all aspects. The Spartans get the win, likely covering the number.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Michigan State -6.5.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 80 – Ohio State 69
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