tonygeorge Posts:152 Followers:3
On 01/07/2014 02:04 PM in Cappers

MONSTER Big 10 Matchup

Ohio State vs. Michigan State, 01/07/2014 21:00
Point Spread: +5½/+100 Ohio State

Ohio State +5 at Michigan State

By Tony George

Battle of heavyweights here tonight, with #3 OSU versus #4 MSU with a ton of points, especially for two defensive minded teams and coaches. This is a MONSTER Matchup on TV that will showcase a somewhat boring game if you do not like defense.

The Buckeyes, unlike their big brother in football, play defense and have held opponents to under 60 ppg on the season and in their last 5 games have averaged 55 ppg allowed, and on the road this year have allowed just 52 ppg. Something has to give because Sparty is scoring 84 ppg on offense in their last 5 games. OSU is not without talent on offense but in a heated rivalry like this, 2 great coaches and 2 teams littered with some awesome talent, giving a superior defensive unit 5.5 points is a take for the Buckeyes, even on the road here.

Tom Izzo brings the boys home after 2 Double Digit blowouts on the road at Penn State and Indiana, but they will find the sledding tougher tonight against a stingy Ohio St team who just destroyed Nebraska by 29 points at home. Ohio State is undefeated and 3-0 away from Columbus and I will gladly take the points here in what should be a very tight game. OSU has taken the last 2 and this gamne has went under in 6 out of the last 7 and the total is sitting at 128.5. Grab the points here, as I think Sparty at home with double revenge is tough to look past on the money line but getting the points looks tasty! .

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