Big Ten Tournament: Ohio State vs. Michigan State odds, picks and predictions

The Ohio State Buckeyes (13-18) battle the Michigan State Spartans (19-11) Friday in the 3rd round of the Big Ten Tournament. Tip from the United Center in Chicago is set for 2:30 p.M. ET (Big Ten Network). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Ohio State vs. Michigan Stateodds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

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The Buckeyes took down the 12th-seeded Wisconsin Badgers 65-57 Tuesday, covering as a 1.5-point favorite. They then took down the 5th-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes 73-69, covering as a 4-point underdog Wednesday.

Ohio State has covered its last 5 games yet is just 11-20 against the spread (ATS) on the season. It lost to Michigan State 62-41 at home on Feb. 12 and 84-78 on the road March 4, going 1-1 ATS and 1-1 O/U against the Spartans.

The 4th-seeded Spartans are just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games and are just 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games. However, they have won 5 of their last 7 straight up. Michigan State is 15-15 ATS on the season and 16-14 O/U.

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