Joe D's NCAAB Mich/OSU Big Ten Game of the Month
Michigan vs. Ohio State,
01/13/2013 13:30 EDT,
Score: 53 - 56
Point Spread: +1½/-105 Michigan
Sunday's winner is Michigan over Ohio State. This is my Big Ten Game of the Month.
Michigan is a perfect 16-0. The Wolverines have taken their first three Big Ten games by an average of 23.7 PPG. The team is led by Trey Burke (18.2 PPG). Four players are posting DDs and are armed with a slew of Forwards that can rebound with any team in the nation. Overall, the unit is hitting 52% of their shots. On "D", they have only allowed two opponents to reach the plateau of 70 points. Revenge plays a factor here as Michigan was ousted by Ohio State last March. OSU struggled against top-tier teams as all three losses came against teams that were ranked in the Top 11. Having to replace Sullinger is starting to look like a major issue for the Buckeyes. Especially when facing the tougher (Duke, Kansas, and Illinois) squads. The Buckeyes will have trouble in transition in this one because of the depth of talent that the Wolverines possess. Michigan is 7-2 ATS their L9 meetings with Ohio State, 4-1 ATS their L5 games played at Ohio State, 6-1 ATS their L7 games played on the road, 26-10 ATS their L36 games played vs. the Big Ten, and 40-19-1 ATS their L60 games played overall. Take the Wolverines. Thank you.