The No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines will face off in a Big Ten clash at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Crisler Center. Michigan is 13-9 overall and 8-2 at home, while the Buckeyes are 14-6 overall and 3-5 on the road. The Wolverines are coming off their biggest win of the season, as they took down No. 3 Purdue in blowout fashion on Thursday.
The Wolverines are favored by 2.5 points in the latest Michigan vs. Ohio State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 141. Before entering any Ohio State vs. Michigan picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Michigan vs. Ohio State spread: Michigan -2.5
- Michigan vs. Ohio State over-under: 141 points
What you need to know about Michigan
Michigan was in desperate need of a resume-building win, and it came up with one on Thursday night. The Wolverines crushed No. 3 Purdue in an 82-58 blowout, picking up their first win over a ranked opponent this season. It was also the highest-ranked win for head coach Juwan Howard, whose previous best came in a win at No. 4 Ohio State last season.
Big man Hunter Dickinson led Michigan with 22 points, knocking down a career-high four 3-pointers. Guard Eli Brooks added 18 points, including a 4 of 4 mark from beyond the arc. The Wolverines are on a five-game home winning streak, but they are still on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
What you need to know about Ohio State
Ohio State was unable to build on its 82-67 win over Maryland on Sunday, losing to Rutgers on Wednesday night. The Buckeyes have now split their last four games, dropping to fifth place in the Big Ten standings. They are 3-4 in their seven conference road games this season.
The Buckeyes are scheduled to play six of their final eight games at home. Junior forward E.J. Liddell leads Ohio State with 19.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, while freshman guard Malaki Branham is adding 10.9 points. The Buckeyes have covered the spread in six of the last nine meetings between these teams.
How to make Ohio State vs. Michigan picks
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