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Friday afternoon brings us a Big Ten Tournament matchup between No. 8 seed Ohio State and No. 1 seed Michigan State. These two teams have had a fair share of memorable games in the past and although Ohio State isn't the powerhouse it has been in years past, March can always bring out the best (or worst) in teams. Currently, Ohio State is listed as 11-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook


Although before wagering on this game, it might be a good idea to see what some industry experts have to say. 


Ohio State vs Michigan State Predictions 


Doc Sports

The team at Doc Sports likes Michigan State to win and cover the spread. They point to both the Spartans' offensive efficiency and their fourth-ranked defense when it comes to their opponents' shooting percentage. 

ESPN BPI Matchup Predictor

ESPN doesn't make a call on the spread here, but they do make a decisive call on Michigan State's chances to come away with a moneyline victory, assigning the Spartans an 86.9-percent chance to top Ohio State.

Cappers Picks

The staff at Cappers Picks is also rolling with the Spartans to win and cover the spread here. They point out the commanding win that Michigan State had over Ohio State in the last meeting between the two teams as well as Ohio State's overall inconsistency.


Scores and Stats

Scores and Stats makes it a clean sweep of straight up and against-the-spread picks from these experts, predicting a Michigan State cover by the skin of its teeth, 82-70.


Overall, each of the four highlighted experts is going with Michigan State to get the win and all three that picked it with the spread are also taking the Spartans to cover.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.