Ohio State vs Michigan State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 25, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 25, 2021

The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (18-5) visit the Michigan State Spartans (12-9) as  favorites after Duane Washington Jr. scored 30 points in the Buckeyes 92-87 loss to Michigan. The matchup airs on ESPN at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 25. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 25, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio State Betting Information

  • The Buckeyes have compiled a 12-9 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 4 points, the Buckeyes are 7-5 against the spread this season.
  • In 52.4% of its games this season (11/21), Ohio State and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Buckeyes lost to Michigan 92-87 and failed to cover the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 144.5 point total in their last outing on Sunday. Washington Jr. totaled a team-high 30 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Ohio State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
E.J. Liddell 21 15.9 6.8 1.3 0.7 1.2 0.9
Duane Washington Jr. 23 15.6 2.8 2.9 0.5 0.0 2.9
Justice Sueing 23 10.3 5.7 1.8 1.0 0.1 0.6
CJ Walker 19 9.1 2.7 4.2 0.8 0.1 0.5
Kyle Young 23 8.7 5.7 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.3

Michigan State Betting Information

  • The Spartans hold a losing record ATS this season, covering five times and failing to cover 13 times.
  • The Spartans only hold a 1-8 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 4-point underdog.
  • Half of Michigan State’s 18 games this season have reached the over/under.
  • The Spartans beat Illinois 81-72 in their last contest on Tuesday. Aaron Henry put up a team-high 20 points to lead the team to the victory. They covered the spread as 7-point underdogs, and the teams combined to hit the over on the 141.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Michigan State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Aaron Henry 21 15.2 5.5 3.5 1.3 1.3 0.9
Joey Hauser 21 10.3 6.1 1.6 0.5 0.2 1.3
Joshua Langford 20 10.1 3.3 1.8 0.5 0.2 1.5
Rocket Watts 21 7.9 1.5 3.0 0.1 0.0 0.9
Gabe Brown 18 7.6 2.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 1.6

Total Facts

  • Ohio State and its opponents have hit the over on Thursday’s 148.5 total in eight out of 23 games (34.8%) this season.
  • Nine Michigan State games this year (42.9% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Thursday’s total of 148.5 points.
  • The total for the game of 148.5 is 1.3 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Buckeyes (78.5 points per game) and the Spartans (71.3 points per game).
  • This matchup’s point total is 7.2 fewer points than the 141.3 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Buckeyes have seen a 148.1 average over/under in their games this season, 0.4 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 5.5 points separates this game’s over/under (148.5 points) and the average total points bet in Spartans games (143 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/31/2021 Ohio State Ohio State -6 141.5 -253 +205 Regular Season 79-62 OHIOST
3/8/2020 Michigan State Michigan State -6.5 138 -300 +235 Regular Season 80-69 MICHST
2/17/2019 N/A Michigan State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-44 MICHST
1/5/2019 N/A Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 86-77 MICHST

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