Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Buckeyes vs. Wolverines CBB Odds
Looking for Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Buckeyes taking on the Wolverines on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 in the Big 10 Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily basketball predictions like this Buckeyes Wolverines matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
Big 10 Tournament
(20-8) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines (20-3)
Date: Saturday March 13th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan -6
CBB Betting Total: 146.5
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Michigan showed in their opening round matchup in the Big Ten tournament that even when they’re down, they’re not really down. Maryland hung tight, but the Wolverines ultimately ran away 79-66.
Ohio State needed OT to get past a pesky Purdue team, but they’ve done their part to get the top 4 seeds in the Big Ten battling it out for a berth in the championship game on Sunday.
Ohio State Buckeyes
One big thing working against Ohio State on Saturday afternoon is that they will be logging their third game in as many days. The Buckeyes had a tougher time than expected in beating Minnesota 79-75 on Thursday.
Although the 87-78 final score against Purdue on Friday looks nice, that game could have easily gone either way. The Boilers were down 18 at the half, but used a 41-23 run in the 2nd to force OT.
OSU is getting some great contributions in their two tourney games so far, averaging 83 ppg. Duane Washington is averaging 18 ppg in the tourney, EJ Liddell 15.5, and Kyle Young 14.5.
The Buckeyes will need all hands on deck against Michigan, even though OSU is 3rd in scoring in the Big Ten this season and Michigan 4th. What the Wolverines really do is clamp down on defense, ranking 3rd in the conference.
The Wolverines will be taking on a Buckeyes team playing their 3rd game in as many nights. The two wins OSU has posted haven’t been easy either, which increases the fatigue factor.
Michigan lost their coach Juwan Howard to ejection against Maryland, but they went on a 39-28 run in the 2nd half to get what turned out to be a pretty easy win.
Mike Smith had 18 points and 15 assists, offsetting a poor 6 point day from big man Hunter Dickinson. Franz Wagner and Eli Brooks both added 16, and Dickinson played just 23 minutes meaning he is fresh.
These two teams met once this season, a February 21st Michigan win in Columbus 92-87 as -1.5 road favorites. Dickinson had 22 points, but Washington and Liddell combined for 53 points.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Buckeyes are 9-3 ATS last 12 neutral site games
- Buckeyes are 1-5 ATS last 6 overall
- Over is 11-5-1 in Buckeyes last 17 overall
- Wolverines are 23-9 ATS last 32 overall
- Under is 5-1 in Wolverines last 6 overall
- Favorite is 5-1 ATS last 6 head to head meetings
Free Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAAB Prediction:
How much will two straight close games catch up with Ohio State? The Buckeyes were at least supposed to breeze through Minnesota, but they had battles with both the Gophers and Boilermakers.
Michigan on the other hand got a chance to knock their rust off, and still got a relatively easy opening game under their belts in preparation for what they hope is a long weekend.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Michigan -6
Got to think the Buckeyes keep this one close early, but run out of steam as the effects of three games in as many days takes its toll. Michigan’s defense exacerbates that too.
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