Ohio State vs. Michigan State: Prediction, pick, odds, line, TV channel, live stream, online
Two teams battling for NCAA Tournament positioning face off Sunday in a huge Big Ten showdown
After a three-game losing skid that ended Michigan State's month of January and bled into February, Sparty appears to be back on track. They've reeled off two straight wins -- a blowout of Minnesota, and an impressive roadie over Wisconsin -- to reassume their spot atop the Big Ten standings. Sunday awaits another test against a familiar foe in Ohio State.
The Buckeyes, however, are on a vastly different path than Michigan State. After they seemingly reconciled their struggles following a six-loss January, winning three straight to open February, they fell to surging Illinois at home Thursday. Talk about a heart-breaker. The Buckeyes are desperate for a win to remain in NCAA Tournament consideration -- and a road win over Michigan State would certainly do the trick to re-amp their spirits.
All eyes will be on East Lansing Sunday as the two face off with real NCAA Tournament and Big Ten regular season title ramifications on the line.
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan
- TV: CBS (Also available on CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App for Android, iOS, Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV)
- Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Game prediction, pick
Latest odds via SportsLine: Michigan State -12
There have been tiny chinks exposed in Sparty's armor since the last time these two teams played in early January. But one strength remains: their homecourt advantage. Save for an inexplicable OT loss to Indiana two weeks ago, Michigan State hasn't lost at home all season. I think it remains near-flawless with another win on Sunday. Pick: Michigan State 85, Ohio State 80
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