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Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State Buckeyes ATS Pick

Time: 9 PM EST Tuesday February 11, 2014, ESPN

Location: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

The 22nd ranked Ohio State Buckeyes host the 15th ranked Michigan Wolverines in a Big 10 match up.

In their last games: Ohio State beat Purdue 67-49 and Michigan lost to Iowa 85-67.

Ohio State easily beat Purdue, as they played solid defense, shot the ball well with a FG% of 46.3%, and they hit 8 of their 19 3-pointers.

In their loss to Iowa the Wolverines did not shoot the ball that well and they allowed the Hawkeyes to hit 10 of their 17 3-pointers. 2nd leading scorer Glenn Robinson III (13.1 ppg) really struggled in the game going 1/7 from the floor for 2 points.

The last time these teams met was last season at Ohio State with the Wolverines beating the Buckeyes 76-74 in OT.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these 2 teams.

The underdog has covered the spread in 7 of the last 10 games between these 2 teams.

Michigan has lost 2 of their last 3 games.

The Wolverines have not won in at Ohio State in more than 11 years.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Ohio State -4
Total Line: 129.5
Money Line: Wolverines +160 / Buckeyes -185

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Michigan Wolverines: 17-6 SU 11-9-1 ATS
Ohio State Buckeyes: 19-5 SU 12-11 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• MICH is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
• MICH is 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• MICH has an Over record of 18-7-1 in their last 26 road games.
• OSU is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win.
• OSU is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• OSU has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Michigan Wolverines: 89.30
Ohio State Buckeyes: 89.33

Key Player Injuries

WOLVERINES
[F] 1/8/2014 – Mitch McGary out indefinitely ( Back )

BUCKEYES
No injuries to report at this time.

Point Spread Pick:

Comparing common opponents what stands out is the Buckeyes 7-point road win in Iowa versus the 18 point loss by Michigan. You have to give some of the credit to the Ohio State defense for holding the Hawkeyes to 3 of 20 from 3-point land but for the most part it is just a bad overall shooting effort by Iowa. You just knew that Iowa would respond in a big way they’re next game out and the Wolverines had the unfortunate scheduling to be their next opponent. Ohio State is 14-2 straight up at home but has lost 2 of their last 4 as the host. The trend here favors the underdog and that’s where our money will be going. Take the Michigan Wolverines +4.
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