February 13, 2017 at 4:49 PM #111574Ray MonohanKeymaster
Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Buckeyes vs Spartans CBB Odds
Looking for Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? It’s 2017 hoops season everyone! CBB betting sees the Buckeyes taking on the Spartans on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Breslin Center East Lansing, Michigan. 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.
15-11 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans 15-10
2017 NCAA Basketball – WCC
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 9 PM ET
Venue: Breslin Center East Lansing, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan State -7.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Well, it is Valentines Day, but you can sure there is no love between Ohio State and Michigan State in a big rivalry game where both teams could use a W.
OSU had won 2 in a row before a loss in their last game and while they have the same amount of wins as MSU they are 5-8 in Big 10 play while the Spartans are 7-5.
In the middle of last month at Ohio State the Buckeyes beat the Spartans 72-67.
MSU has won 3 of their last 4 games and they still have to face 3 teams in their last 5 games that are currently ranked.
In their last games Ohio State lost to Maryland 86-77 and Michigan State beat Iowa 77-66.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State ranks 190th in the league in points per game and 69th in points allowed.
If the Buckeyes lose this game they will have to win out after to finished the regular season at .500 in conference play.
In OSU’s loss to Maryland in their last game they shot a similar FG% as the Terps, shot better form 3-pt range, but they committed 14 turnovers and only forced 8.
In the loss to Maryland Marc Loving went for 24 points and Jae’Sean Tate went for 20, but they also combined for 6 turnovers.
One of the main reasons the Buckeyes lost to the Terps is their turnovers and also one of them main reasons they beat MSU is that they forced 17 turnovers while shooting a lower FG and 3-pt FG%.
OSU is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games facing MSU.
This season Ohio State is 3-6 on the road.
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State only ranks 228th in the nation in points per game, but a respectable 82nd in points allowed.
In Michigan State’s win over Iowa in their last game they got over their blowout loss to Michigan in their previous game. In the game they played well on both ends of the floor shooting 48.3% from the field and holding Iowa to a FG% of only 32.8%.
The main reason the win over Iowa was not a blowout win is that the Spartans were very sloppy with the rock committing 21 turnovers.
Miles Bridges led four players that scored in double digits in the Iowa game going for 16 points and 14 of them came in the 2nd half.
Bridges leads the Spartans in scoring on the season (16.2 ppg) and they only have three players averaging in double figures, which is why their D is so important.
The favorite has covered the spread in the last 6 games between these Big 10 rivals.
Michigan State is 11-2 at home this season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- OSU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- OSU is 10-28-1 ATS in their last 39 road games.
- MSU is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- MSU is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. Big Ten.
Free Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAAB Prediction:
Have to take MSU in this one because they are at home and OSU has had big issues winning on the road this season.
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The Spartans will win and cover in this game avenging their earlier loss this season to the Buckeyes.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 80 – Ohio State 70
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