Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Buckeyes vs. Wolverines CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(20-8) #9 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #4 Michigan Wolverines (20-3)
Date: Saturday March 13th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Ohio State +220 | Michigan -275
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan -6.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 145.5
Saturday college hoops features a rivalry game in the BIG 10 conference semifinals between two top 10 teams. The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines will play in Indiana to compete for bragging rights for the second time in a months time.
Michigan looks to be a lock for #1 seed in March Madness meanwhile Ohio State has been playing great ball lately and a good showing will go a long way in solidifying their top spot in the dance.
These teams played less than a month ago on February 21st and Michigan strolled into Columbus and won the top 5 battle 92-87. The shooting splits were almost identical at 53.4/47.8/79.2 for Michigan and 53.3/50.0/92.3 for Ohio State but the difference came down to free throws as Michigan shot 11 more going 19/24 and Ohio State was 12/13. Hunter Dicksinson was a force inside as the 7 footer had 22 points and 9 rebounds for the Wolverines. Duane Washington Jr. had a game high 30 points for the Buckeyes and star player EJ Liddell added a double double of 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State ended their promising regular season on a sour note losing their last 4 games. Their most recent was a 73-68 loss at home to Illinois who got their best player Ayo Dosunmu back after missing the last 3 games. He recorded a 19/4/3 game meanwhile EJ Liddell led the Buckeyes once again with 19 points and 4 rebounds.
This top 10 showdown Saturday will be a great test for the Buckeyes in whether or not they have a legit change to make a deep run this tournament. Current projections have them back to mihca #2 seed and if they want to keep it that way and avoid any further slippage they will need to put up a competitive showing on Saturday.
Ohio State Buckeyes’ talented forward E.J. Liddell will be the player to watch on Saturday. The 6’7″ sophomore is averaging a team-high 16.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, carrying the load for the Buckeyes’ offense.
Michigan has been on a roll all season and has surprised some their elite play which now has them all the way up to #4 in the country. The Wolverines won the BIG10 conference in dominating fashion which has set them up for a #1 seed.
The Wolverines were upset in their season finale to in state rival Michigan State 70-64. It was a rematch of three days prior when Michigan dominated 69-50 and it was likely they had nothing else to prove especially with the BIG10 championship already locked up.
Michigan looked good yesterday and got back in the win column with a 79-66 win over Maryland. Coach Juwan received a double technical and was ejected but that didn’t seem to hurt his team as they pulled away for an 11 point advantage in the second half.
7’1″ Hunter Dickinson is a freshman that stands taller than nearly everyone he matches up against, but his size is just a part of his arsenal. Dickinson is making his impact felt on a nightly basis, averaging a team-high 15 points and 7.8 rebounds per game
CBB Betting Trends:
- Michigan is 4-2 ATS in last 6 games
- Michigan UNDERS are 3-2 in last 5 games
- Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in last 6 games
- Ohio State OVERS are 4-1 in last 5 games
Free Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAAB Prediction:
This game will be a close one throughout as was the case in the last matchup. The spread seems high considering but that goes to show the respect the linemakers have for these Wolverines. Ohio State has bounced back with some wins in the BIG10 tournament but they were close and it took them to OT to put away Purdue yesterday. Michigan has beaten countless teams by double digit margins this season and they always have the chance to in any game. I’m taking the Wolverines to advance and cover.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Michigan -6.5
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