Ohio State vs Michigan State Free NCAA Hoops Pick
On Saturday, the #2 Michigan State Spartans host the Ohio State Buckeyes in the regular season finale in Big Ten basketball. The Spartans (25-5) are in second place in the Big Ten and just walloped Rutgers on the road, 97-66, on Wednesday. The Buckeyes (19-11) are in fifth place in the Big Ten and beat Iowa at home last Sunday, 68-64. The NCAAB betting lines for this game will be up soon.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Free NCAA Hoops Pick
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016, Noon ET
Where: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, MI
Radio: Spartan Sports Network
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on the Spartans?
Over the course of the season, the Spartans have gradually clawed their way up the Big Ten standings, and the AP Top 25 rankings. It is fitting that Bryn Forbes knocked down a conference record 11 shots from behind the arc in the Spartans’ rout of Rutgers, because it put an exclamation point on the continuous improvement that the Spartans have made throughout the season. Beating Ohio State on Saturday will give the Spartans the #2 seed in the tournament and a double bye along with top seed Indiana.
Why should you put your money on Ohio State?
Marc Loving put up 25 points including a 1-and-1 with under two seconds remaining to help the Buckeyes mount a late rally to upset then-#8 Iowa at home. Kam Williams posted 11 points, and Keita Bates-Diop poured in 19 more, and Ohio State ended the game on a 12-2 run. This should give the Buckeyes the confidence they need to stay close with the #2 team in the nation. The national rankings have shifted a lot during this regular season, and Ohio State can shake them again by winning in East Lansing.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like Michigan State to defend their home court on Senior Night and clinch the #2 seed in the conference tournament. I’m picking them to beat Ohio State, 77-69.