Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans: 1/31/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on January 31, 2021

The No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes (13-4) are at home in Big Ten action against the Michigan State Spartans (8-5) on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET. The Buckeyes are favored by 7 points in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is 143 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Ohio State vs Michigan State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ohio State -7 -110 -110 143 -113 -108 -318 252

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Ohio State vs Michigan State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Ohio State (-7) Over (143) Ohio State 77 Michigan State 67

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Total Facts

  • The Buckeyes and their opponents have totaled at least 143 points — this matchup’s over/under — in nine of 17 games (52.9%) this season.
  • Michigan State and its opponents have combined to score more than 143 points in eight of 13 outings (61.5%) this year.
  • The Buckeyes and the Spartans combine to average 6.9 more points per game than the over/under of 143 set for this matchup.
  • The Buckeyes and the Spartans have seen their opponents average a combined four fewer points per game than the point total of 143 set for this outing.
  • The average point total in Buckeyes games this year is 1.9 more points than the over/under of 143 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Spartans this season is one point higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Buckeyes put up 76.9 points per game, 5.9 more points than the 71 the Spartans give up.
  • Ohio State is 12-0 overall and 9-0 against the spread when scoring more than 71 points.
  • When Michigan State gives up more than 76.9 points, it is 0-5 against the spread and 2-3 overall.
  • The Spartans’ 73 points per game are five more points than the 68 the Buckeyes give up to opponents.
  • Michigan State is 8-1 overall and 3-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 68 points.
  • Ohio State is 1-3 against the spread and 3-1 overall when it gives up more than 73 points.
  • The Buckeyes have scored a total of 152 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 8.9 per game), and the Spartans have out-scored opponents by 26 points on the season (two more per game).

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Ohio State Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Ohio State has been strong this season, posting a 9-8 record.
  • When favored by at least 7 points, the Buckeyes have fared well against the spread, putting together a 4-3 record.
  • More often than not, Ohio State and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 9 of 17 chances this season.

Michigan State Betting Information

  • The Spartans have a 3-10 record against the spread, covering in just 23.1% of their outings.
  • When they are at least 7-point underdogs, the Spartans have not fared well, going 1-6 against the spread.
  • Michigan State and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their matchups this season — 6 of 13 (46.2%).

Head to Head

Ohio State vs Michigan State (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/8/2020 Michigan State -6.5 138 -300 +235 Regular Season 80-69 MSU
2/17/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-44 MSU
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 86-77 MSU

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Ohio State Leaders

  • E.J. Liddell leads the Buckeyes in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 15.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
  • Ohio State’s best passer is CJ Walker, who averages 4.0 assists per game to go with his 8.5 PPG scoring average.
  • The Buckeyes get the most three-point shooting production out of Duane Washington Jr., who knocks down 2.8 threes per game.
  • Justice Sueing is the Buckeyes leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Liddell leads them in blocks with 1.1 per contest.

Michigan State Leaders

  • Aaron Henry scores 13.4 points and adds 3.5 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Spartans’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • The Spartans’ top rebounder is Joey Hauser — he pulls down 7.5 per game while scoring 11.3 points per game.
  • Gabe Brown paces his teammates on the Spartans with 1.5 made threes per contest.
  • Michigan State’s leader in steals is Henry (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Marcus Bingham Jr. (1.5 per game).
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