Michigan vs Ohio State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, February 5, 2023

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The Ohio State Buckeyes (11-11, 3-8 Big Ten) will look to halt a three-game losing stretch when visiting the Michigan Wolverines (12-10, 6-5 Big Ten) on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Crisler Center. This contest is at 1:00 PM ET.

Michigan is a modest 3-point favorite against Ohio State when the Wolverines square off against the Buckeyes on Sunday. The game has an over/under of 145.

Michigan vs. Ohio State Odds

Point Spread for Michigan vs. Ohio State

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing Michigan as the favorite.

Michigan vs. Ohio State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Michigan has -163 odds to pick up the win, while Ohio State is listed at +137 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Arena: Crisler Center

Michigan vs. Ohio State Betting Trends

Michigan has played 22 games, with 10 wins against the spread. The Wolverines have come away with 11 wins in the 13 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Michigan’s games this year have hit the over 54.5% of the time (12 out of 22 games with a set point total).

In Ohio State’s 22 games this year, it has eight wins against the spread. The Buckeyes have won one of the eight games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (12.5%). Ohio State has hit the over 54.5% of the time this year (12 of 22 games with a set point total).

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Michigan vs. Ohio State Key Players to Watch

Michigan

Hunter Dickinson leads his team in both points (17.7) and rebounds (8.3) per contest, and also averages 1.3 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.6 steals and 1.6 blocked shots. Kobe Bufkin averages 12.2 points, 4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest, shooting 45.9% from the floor and 29.2% from downtown with 1 made 3-pointers per game. Jett Howard puts up 14.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, shooting 43.3% from the floor and 39.3% from downtown with 2.7 made 3-pointers per contest.
Dug McDaniel leads his squad in assists per game (3.8), and also posts 6.8 points and 3.1 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0 blocked shots.

Ohio State

Brice Sensabaugh is the Buckeyes’ top scorer (17.4 points per game), and he averages 1 assists and 5.4 rebounds. Zed Key tops the Buckeyes in rebounding (7.7 per game), and produces 11.9 points and 0.8 assists. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 1 block. Justice Sueing gets the Buckeyes 12.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Bruce Thornton is putting up 8.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, making 40.4% of his shots from the field and 38.1% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the Michigan Wolverines

Michigan and its Big Ten opponents have combined to hit the over six out of 11 times this season. Offensively, the Wolverines are posting 73.2 points per game (149th-ranked in college basketball). They are giving up 69.5 points per contest at the other end of the court (184th-ranked). Michigan is averaging 33.6 boards per game (91st-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 33.4 rebounds per contest (308th-ranked).

The Wolverines are scoring 73.6 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 69 points per contest. Michigan is making 7.6 threes per game (159th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while sporting a 34.3% three-point percentage (180th-ranked). With 7 threes conceded per game, the Wolverines are 154th in the country. They are giving up a 31.6% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 74th in college basketball.

The Wolverines are 4-5-1 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their last 10 games. Five of Michigan’s last 10 games have hit the over. Michigan has seen a downturn in scoring lately, putting up 69.9 points per game in its last 10 outings, 3.3 points fewer than the 73.2 it has scored this year. The last 10 games have seen Michigan allow 2.1 fewer points per game (67.4) than its season-long average (69.5).

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What you need to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State has won just two games against the spread in conference action this year. On offense the Buckeyes are the 81st-ranked squad in the country (75.9 points per game). Defensively they are 125th (67.6 points conceded per game). Ohio State is 32nd in college basketball in rebounds per game (35.5) and 156th in rebounds conceded (30.8).

In 2022-23 the Buckeyes are averaging 12.1 more points per game at home (79.5) than on the road (67.4). Ohio State is 230th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7 per game) and 28th in 3-point percentage (37.8%). The Buckeyes give up 6.5 3-pointers per game and concede 30.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 96th and 33rd, respectively, in college basketball.

In their past 10 games, the Buckeyes have two wins against the spread, and are 2-8 overall. Ohio State has gone over the total in four of its last 10 contests. In its last 10 games, Ohio State is averaging 68.9 points per game, compared to its season average of 75.9. In their past 10 games, the Buckeyes are surrendering 70.6 points per game, three more points than their season average (67.6).

Michigan vs. Ohio State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Ohio State, and we expect that Ohio State will cover the spread (Michigan -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145 points.

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How to bet Michigan vs. Ohio State

You can bet on Michigan vs. Ohio State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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