Michigan State vs Ohio State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 Big Ten Tournament (Spartans Offense Shines)

Michigan State vs Ohio State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 10 Big Ten Tournament (Spartans Offense Shines)


Michigan State vs Ohio State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Big Ten Tournament Game
  • Michigan State (19-11, 11-8 Big Ten) vs. Ohio State (15-18, 5-15 Big Ten)
  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 PM ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: BTN

Friday, March 10's NCAA college basketball lineup features some Big Ten Tournament action, including a quarterfinal meeting between the Michigan State Spartans and Ohio State Buckeyes.

After winning back-to-back outings to close out the regular season, Michigan State is well-rested after having a bye through the first two rounds. On the other side, Ohio State is coming off a hard-fought 73-69 win over Iowa that saw Bruce Thornton lead the way with 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting.

Can Michigan State prove that rest is a weapon with a victory tonight? Or will Ohio State pull off another upset?

Michigan State vs Ohio State Odds & Spread

Michigan State enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 137.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Michigan State vs Ohio State Betting Trends

  • Michigan State's record against the spread is 15-15-0.
  • The Spartans are 7-6 as 3.5-point favorites or more.
  • Out of 30 Michigan State's games so far this year, 16 have gone over the total.
  • Ohio State is 13-20-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Buckeyes' ATS record as 3.5-point underdogs or more is 3-8.
  • Ohio State has seen 16 of its 33 games hit the over.
Michigan State Rank Michigan State AVG Ohio State AVG Ohio State Rank
202nd 70.6 Points Scored 72.8 153rd
101st 67.4 Points Allowed 69 142nd
151st 32.2 Rebounds 33.3 87th
293rd 7.1 Off. Rebounds 9.4 93rd
157th 7.6 3pt Made 6.6 269th
51st 15 Assists 11.6 301st
38th 10.4 Turnovers 10.4 38th

Michigan State vs Ohio State Prediction & Pick

Ohio State has played well in the Big Ten Tournament, but that run is about to come to an end. This will be the Buckeyes' third game in as many days, so I expect fatigue to be a factor. After all, it's going to be tough to keep up with a Michigan State squad that's averaging 87.5 points over the last four games.

Michigan State has also had Ohio State's number, winning seven of the last nine games between the Big Ten foes. The Spartans even swept the 2022-23 season series, beating the Buckeyes twice by an average margin of 13.5 points. Furthermore, Michigan State has also won its last three neutral site meetings with Ohio State.

Ohio State's defense has been solid, but it already proved it couldn't slow down Michigan State's attack this season. Expect the Spartans to take advantage of the Buckeyes' fatigue and advance to the next round.

Final Score Prediction: Michigan State: 74 | Ohio State: 69

Michigan State vs Ohio State Best Bet

I have my eyes on Michigan State covering as the 4.5-point favorite this afternoon. After all, The Spartans have covered the spread in 12 of their last 18 games against the Buckeyes, winning 11 of those contests by at least five points. With Ohio State being just 2-10 straight up in its last 12 games as an underdog and having no rest as of late, I don't expect it to keep things close.

Bet: Michigan State -4.5 (-115)

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