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College basketball gambling information and odds for Ohio State at Michigan on Sunday.

By OddsShark
February 20, 2015

Ohio State will try to beat the Michigan on the road for the first time since 2012 when they visit Ann Arbor on Sunday in a Big Ten matchup.

The Buckeyes had lost three straight meetings with the Wolverines—going 1-2 against the spread—before routing them 71-52 at home back on Jan. 13 as 9.5-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Michigan is riding a five-game losing streak, failing to cover three of its past four, after falling at home to Michigan State 80-67 as a five-point underdog on Tuesday. The Wolverines are just 6-8 in conference play and 13-13 overall, likely needing to win the Big Ten tournament to earn a bid to the Big Dance.

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Ohio State is in much better shape and seems a lock to make the NCAA tournament at this point. The Buckeyes dropped a tough 59-56 decision at Michigan State on a three-pointer by Denzel Valentine with 3.2 seconds left, coming up short of covering as 2.5-point underdogs on the college basketball odds. The Buckeyes are 8-5 in the Big Ten and 19-7 overall following that setback, but winning five of seven with a 4-3 ATS mark during that stretch.

In the first meeting earlier this season, Ohio State took a 39-24 lead at halftime and then went on a 13-0 run to start the second half. Freshman phenom D'Angelo Russell scored a game-high 21 points to earn the Buckeyes' their first win in the series since 2013.

The total went UNDER 129.5 points in that last game between the teams following a string of three straight OVER results in the series that corresponded with a Michigan victory each time. In fact, the UNDER is 5-1 in Ohio State’s past six wins against the Wolverines according to the OddsShark College Basketball Database, along with the team’s last six games overall.



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