Thursday College Basketball PRO Report: The Ohio State vs. Michigan State Betting Edge
Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Rocket Watts (left) and Tom Izzo.
- Thursday night Big Ten action sees the Michigan State Spartans battling the Ohio State Buckeyes.
- The Buckeyes picked up a huge win over the Spartans the last time these teams played, but sharps see something different happening this time around.
- Michael Walton explains the sharp action for these conference showdown below.
Ohio State vs. Michigan State Odds
|Ohio State Odds||-3.5|
|Michigan State Odds||+3.5|
|Time | Channel||9 p.m. ET | ESPN|
The Michigan State Spartans are riding high coming off of a nine-point win over No. 5 Illinois.
Michigan State played excellent defense in that game, holding Illinois to 40% shooting from the field and 29.4% from the 3-point line.
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo’s “Mr. March” moniker suggests that his teams improve as they get closer to the NCAA Tournament, and with the Spartans winning of three of their last five games, things appear to be heading that way yet again.
Ohio State has won four of its last five, and the lone loss was a five-point nail-biter against an elite Michigan team.
The Buckeyes beat the Spartans by 17 the last time these two teams matched up, but our PRO Report suggests that sharps see a much different outcome on Thursday.
College Basketball Picks: Ohio State vs. Michigan State
The line for Thursday’s Big Ten clash in East Lansing opened at Michigan State +5.5 before it was pushed down to +3.5.
Since this morning, there has been one Action Labs Bet Signal triggered on the Spartans, signaling sharp action on Michigan State.
Thursday’s Ohio State-Michigan State matchup fits in our Poor Against The Spread (ATS) vs. Good ATS Teams PRO System, which has a 55% win rate and a 6% Return on Investment (ROI) since 2015.
One of The Action Network’s top college hoops bettors has already placed a wager on Michigan State.
PRO Report Pick: Michigan State +3.5