Michigan State shares the floor with Ohio State for the first time on Thursday night. The two Big Ten teams are eager to improve their overall record before the regular-season ends. Michigan State will try to bounce back from an 87-70 defeat to Michigan, while Ohio State is at the end of back-to-back losses.
That said, both teams look to recover some momentum before the regular season ends. Nitrobetting goes over the important Michigan State vs Ohio State details, including crucial team and player statistics and the latest NCAAB betting odds. More than that, we share timely betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.
Michigan State vs. Ohio State Game Informations
- When: Thursday, March 3, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: WJR-AM 760 (Michigan State) / WBNS Radio (Ohio State)
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- NCAAB Betting Odds: Michigan State (+6.0) / Ohio State (-6.0)
Why Bet on Michigan State Spartans?
The Spartans have something to show on offense and defense. There’s a good balance happening on both ends of the court. We highlight the team’s 72.1 points (129th) per game average supported by an impressive 45.5% shooting (81st). The Spartans have some great three-point shooters, allowing Michigan State to hit 38.0% of their shots from downtown. We also see good ball movement from the side. The visitors are well ahead of their competitors with an average of 16.0 assists (21st) per game.
Defensively, the Spartans hold teams to 67.9 points (129th) per game. Shooting defense is a priority for head coach Tom Izzo. His squad limits opponents to 41.4% shooting (59th) and 47.2% from the field (53rd). The Spartans are also good three-point defenders. They maintain a 31.0% opponent three-point shooting (50th) in 29 games played. It’s also worth noting that the Spartans are good rebounders with an average of 25.2 defensive boards (59th) per game.
Tyson Walker is on the questionable list after recently hurting his knee. The guard is an essential component of the Spartans and the team will surely miss his services if he sits this one out.
Why Bet on Ohio State Buckeyes?s
This is a clash between two proactive teams. The Buckeyes have impressive offense statistics. We start it off with 74.0 points (73rd) per game average. This is backed by tremendous shooting numbers that feature a 23rd best record from the field. Ohio State is 54.5% from the field and is deadly from the two and three-point range. As a team, the Buckeyes hit 54.0% of all two-point attempts while keeping three-pointers to 36.9%. These numbers are anticipated to test Michigan State’s defense on Thursday night.
Ohio State is just as competent on defense. Although the team allows 68.1 points (134th) per game, the side manages to keep the opponent shooting under 42%. The Buckeyes are heavy on shooting defense as well, especially within the perimeter. They limit teams to 46.2% two-point shooting (38th) in 27 games.
Two players, including Zed Key and Seth Towns, are on the Buckeyes’ injury report. Towns are reported to return mid-March while recovering from a back injury. Meanwhile, Key picked up an ankle injury in his most recent outing, which leaves him questionable this Thursday.
Michigan State vs. Ohio State Betting Trendss
- Michigan State is 5-5 in its last ten road games (5-5 ATS).
- Michigan State is 7-3 in its last ten games against Ohio State (6-4 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in two of Michigan State’s last five games against Ohio State.
- Ohio State is 3-2 in its last five games at Value City Arena (3-2 ATS).
- Ohio State is 6-4 in its last ten games against Michigan State (4-6 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in three of Ohio State’s last five home games.
Michigan State vs. Ohio State Expert Betting Predictions
Ohio State looks forward to playing the game in front of the Value City Arena crowd. The Bucks look to protect the fourth spot in the Big Ten and improve their overall record. Although the team lost three of its last five games, they remain the favorites in this Michigan State vs Ohio State matchup. On the other hand, the Spartans bring plenty of threats to the court. They have statistics that can easily match what Ohio State produces. However, we’ve seen the team go through lapses in the past few weeks. Covering the spread should be doable for the side. But, a win demands everything from the squad.
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