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Ohio State at Michigan odds, picks and predictions

Sportsbook Wire 2/5/2023 Dominick Petrillo
Ohio State Buckeyes guard Eugene Brown III (3) drives to the basket during the first half of the NCAA men’s basketball game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Value City Arena. © Provided by Sportsbook Wire Ohio State Buckeyes guard Eugene Brown III (3) drives to the basket during the first half of the NCAA men’s basketball game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Value City Arena.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (11-11, 3-8 Big Ten) continue their rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines (12-10, 6-5) in Ann Arbor on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET (CBS). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Ohio State vs. Michigan game odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

After starting the season ranked and with high hopes, Ohio State has fallen by the wayside since entering conference play. The Buckeyes are on a 3-game losing streak, the last of which was a 65-60 loss on Thursday to Wisconsin as 7.5-point favorites. This came after 2 losses of at least 9 points against Indiana and Illinois in its previous 2 games.

Michigan has not had a markedly better season then the Buckeyes, but comes in after trouncing Northwestern by 17 points on Thursday. The 68-51 road win kept the Wolverines above .500 in conference and snapped a 2-game losing streak (by by 22 points to Penn State and 5 to Purdue).

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Ohio State at Michigan odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Moneyline (ML): Ohio State +135 (bet $100 to win $135) | Michigan -170 (bet $170 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Ohio State +3.5 (-110) | Michigan -3.5 (-110) Over/Under (O/U): 144.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)

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Ohio State at Michigan picks and predictions


Michigan 68, Ohio State 62



If you are scared of the recent form of both teams and want to take the moneyline, -170 on Michigan is the way to go. But I am more concerned with the way the Buckeyes have played and feel like Michigan on the ATS is a better way to play this game.

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Against the spread

MICHIGAN -3.5 (-110).

After 2 ugly losses Michigan rebounded Thursday with a 17-point road win over Northwestern. While Michigan was winning, Ohio State was losing its 3rd game in a row to Wisconsin as 7.5-point favorites.

Ohio State has almost given up on the season. While this would be a good win for them against a rival, I do not see the Buckeyes keeping this game close.


UNDER 144.5 (-115).

With both teams coming in playing down to their competition, this game looks to be destined for an Under. Michigan has gone Under in 5 of its last 6 home games against teams with losing road records.

Ohio State does not have the offense to outpace the Wolverines and Michigan will be content with a slow-paced game played in the 60’s. Take the Under in this game as long as it remains above 142.

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