Michigan at Ohio State odds, picks and prediction

The Michigan Wolverines (16-13, 10-9 Big Ten) travel to meet the 23rd-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (19-9, 12-7) Sunday at Value City Arena in Columbus. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET (FOX). Below, we look at the Michigan vs. Ohio State odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

The Wolverines have alternated losses and wins across the past eight games, while alternating non-covers and covers over the previous 11 outings. Michigan failed to win or cover its most recent outing, falling 82-71 as a 2-point home favorite to Iowa Thursday.

Ohio State bounced back from a two-game losing skid at Maryland and home to Nebraska by posting an 80-69 home win over Michigan State Thursday. The Buckeyes covered as 5.5-point favorites vs. the Spartans.

In their first head-to-head meeting of the season, Ohio State picked up a 68-57 road victory at Michigan as a 3-point underdog with the Under (141) cashing, also. Ohio State is 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread (ATS) across the past five installments of this series.

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Michigan at Ohio State odds, spread and lines

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Money line: Michigan +155 (bet $100 to win $155) | Ohio State -190 (bet $190 to win $100)
Against the spread: Michigan +3.5 (-107) | Ohio State -3.5 (-115)
Over/Under (O/U): 144.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)

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Michigan at Ohio State odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Ohio State 71, Michigan 62

Money line

Ohio State (-190) is a little pricey in this rivalry game, costing 1.9 times your potential return.

AVOID, and look to the spread instead.

Against the spread

OHIO STATE -3.5 (-115) is a much better play laying the points in this regular-season finale as OSU looks for a third consecutive win and cover in this series.

Michigan is just 5-8 ATS across the past 13 games overall, including the 11-point home loss to the Buckeyes back on Feb. 12. The Wolverines just haven’t played with any type of consistency, while the Bucks are 13-2 SU at home, including 5-2 ATS across the past seven.

Over/Under

The UNDER 144.5 (-115) is the play here.

Michigan has really struggled to score the basketball lately, going for 71 or fewer points in five of the past nine games, including the first meeting with Ohio State. The Under is also 6-3 in the past nine games for the Buckeyes.

F Zed Key, the team’s third-leading scorer at 8.3 points per game, is also a question mark for this one due to an ankle injury. That could help to keep Ohio State’s scoring down a bit.

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