Ohio State vs Michigan State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 31, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 31, 2021

The No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes (13-4) host the Michigan State Spartans (8-5) in a matchup of Big Ten teams at Value City Arena, starting at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 31, 2021. The Spartans are 7-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The point total is 143 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 31, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio State Betting Information

  • With a mark of 7-8, Ohio State has a losing record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 7 points, the Buckeyes are 4-3 against the spread this season.
  • In 46.7% of its games this season (7/15), Ohio State and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.

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 15 15.0 6.8 1.2 0.8 1.1 0.6
Duane Washington Jr. 17 14.9 2.9 3.1 0.6 0.0 2.8
Justice Sueing 17 10.5 5.3 1.9 1.1 0.2 0.6
CJ Walker 13 8.5 2.8 4.0 0.7 0.2 0.4
Kyle Young 17 8.1 5.9 1.1 0.3 0.4 0.3

Michigan State Betting Information

  • Michigan State holds a losing record ATS this season, covering two times and failing to cover eight times.
  • For the seventh time this season, the Spartans are at least a 7-point underdog, where they have a record of 1-5 against the spread.
  • The Spartans have hit the over in five games this season, half of the 10 games they have played this season.

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 13 13.4 5.4 3.5 1.5 1.5 0.7
Joey Hauser 13 11.3 7.5 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.4
Rocket Watts 13 9.2 1.7 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.9
Joshua Langford 12 8.4 2.3 1.9 0.5 0.3 1.3
Gabe Brown 12 7.5 1.7 0.5 0.8 0.5 1.5

Total Facts

  • Ohio State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup over/under (143 points) in 52.9% of opportunities (nine out of 17 matchups).
  • In Michigan State’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Sunday’s matchup point total in eight out of 13 matchups (61.5%).
  • The Buckeyes average 76.9 points per game against the Spartans’ 73, totaling 6.9 points over the contest’s point total of 143.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 139 points per game, four points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Buckeyes games is 144.9 points, 1.9 more than the over/under of 143 points for this contest.
  • A difference of one point separates the average total points bet in Spartans games (144 points) and this contest’s over/under (143 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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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