Betting on today’s Wolverines and Buckeyes game? Catch the action at Value City Arena in Columbus, OH, as the Buckeyes hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on CBS. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 143.5 points, with Ohio State being favored by -11.5 at home against Michigan.

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Michigan Wolverines +11.5

This game will be played at Value City Arena at 4:00 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.

WHY BET THE MICHIGAN WOLVERINES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Buckeyes.
  • Even though we have Ohio State winning straight-up, we like Michigan at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The Wolverines Secure a Win at Columbus?

Michigan enters this game as a double-digit underdog, as they have lost six straight games and have an overall record of just 8-21. The Wolverines have been even worse on the road, going 2-9 this season with an average scoring margin of -12.2 points per game.

Over their last 10 road games, Michigan has gone just 1-9, and they are coming off a 30-point loss to Rutgers in their most recent game. For the season, the Wolverines are 3-13 when listed as the underdog.

Michigan’s ATS record this season is just 7-21, including a 2-9 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wolverines are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Michigan’s games this season (148.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points, which is lower than today’s over/under line. On the season, their over/under record is 15-13.

Most recently, the Michigan offense finished with just 52 points vs. Rutgers. For the game, they hit 6/23 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 31.6%. The team’s top scorer is Olivier Nkamhoua, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.8, while Dug McDaniel also maintains a PPG average of 16.5 leading up to the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Michigan is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 79.1 points per game (317th). Michigan’s three-point defense is currently 161st in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.2% of their shots vs. Michigan.

Does Ohio State Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Ohio State enters this game with a 17-12 record, including a 7-11 mark in Big Ten play. They have won two straight games and are 14-5 when favored this season.

At home, the Buckeyes are 13-4 this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games played at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +9.2 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Ohio State has an ATS record of 7-12 and an overall ATS mark of 12-17. Their home ATS record is 7-10, but they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three home games and are 5-5 in their last 10 as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Ohio State games is 16-13. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 143.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

In their previous game, the Buckeyes’ offense finished with 78 points, which is right in line with their current average of 74.2 points per contest. Jamison Battle led the scoring for the Buckeyes, contributing 32 points. Additionally, Roddy Gayle Jr. chipped in with 16 points.

Currently, the Buckeyes’ defense holds the 111st rank in the nation, allowing 69.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Michigan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.6%.