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Buckeyes Battle Wolverines in Big 10 Showdown

February 22, 2015

This Sunday’s schedule in men’s college basketball has an intriguing matchup. In the Big 10, the Ohio State Buckeyes look to bounce back from a loss when they visit the Michigan Wolverines.

No. 24 ranked Ohio State dropped to 2-2 SU and ATS over its past 4 games with its loss last Saturday against Michigan State 59-56 as a road dog by 2.5 points. In five of Ohio State’s past six games played, the UNDER has cashed.

The Buckeyes have one of the nation’s best offenses averaging 78 points a game. D’Angelo Russell has been a big force for the Buckeyes averaging 19 points, 5.7 rebounds 5.5 assists per game. Ohio State is giving up just 61 points a game.

Michigan was defeated by Michigan State last Tuesday 80-67, as a home dog by 5 points. The Wolverines are now 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS over their past 5 games overall. In the five games, the OVER has cashed in 4 of them.

Injuries have decimated Michigan. The team lost Caris LeVert their junior guard and Derrick Walton Jr. their sophomore guard who were two of the top three scorers on the team with a combined average of 25.6 points per game.

Zak Irvin has been the workhorse on offense for the Wolverines and is the team’s leading scorer.

Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its past 5 games following a loss SU, but is only 2-10-1 ATS over its past 13 road games. The point total has cashed OVER in 6 of its past 8 games following a loss ATS.

Michigan has not covered in 10 of its past 14 games at home and is 3-8 ATS over its past 11 games following a loss SU. The total has cashed OVER in 4 of its past 5 games played Sunday.

The team at home has won 8 of the past 10 games SU between Ohio State and Michigan. However, the series is 3-3 ATS over the past 6.

Earlier this season, Ohio State defeated Michigan 71-52 as home favorite by 9.5 points.

Prediction: Ohio State 73-69

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