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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines 2/5/2023 Best Picks, Tips and Game Analysis

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines 2/5/2023 Best Picks, Tips and Game Analysis

The Buckeyes of Ohio State will face off against the Wolverines of Michigan in a heated NCAAB battle at the Crisler Center on Sunday, February 5th at 1:00 PM ET. In their previous outing, Ohio State was handed a defeat by Wisconsin, a squad that had lost 6 of its last 7 games at home. The Buckeyes have been struggling as of late, losing 8 of their last 9 matchups. Will Ohio State draw energy from the intensity of this rivalry match? In their contest against Wisconsin, Ohio State found themselves in a 16-point hole at halftime after an early deficit. Despite outpacing the Badgers in rebounding (45-26) and shooting percentage (42.9%), Ohio State was unable to overcome its early mistakes and never held the lead throughout the game.

With a season average of 75.9 points per game, Ohio State ranks 81st in the nation and boasts a 46.4% field goal percentage, including a 37.8% three-point percentage (29th). The Buckeyes average 35.6 rebounds per game (34th) and boast a +4.8 rebounding differential, although their 72.8% free throw percentage ranks 135th. According to KenPom, Ohio State’s schedule-adjusted offensive efficiency ranks 14th in the nation. On the defensive side, Ohio State allows 67.6 points per game (128th), with opponents shooting 41.1% from the field and 30.2% from beyond the arc (35th). The Buckeyes rank 104th in assist-to-turnover ratio, 80th in modified defensive efficiency, and 193rd in adjusted tempo.

  • Ohio State are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 outings with the Wolverines.
  • The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches with Michigan.
  • The Buckeyes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines 2/5/2023 Best Picks, Tips and Game Analysis

After a devastating 22-point loss to Penn State, Michigan emerged victorious over Northwestern, securing their place in a four-way tie for fourth place in the Big Ten. A win against Ohio State would provide Michigan with the much-needed momentum to carry them through the remainder of the season. In their victory against Northwestern, Michigan notched their second road win of the year and their first since beating Minnesota on December 8th. The Wolverines held a slim lead at halftime but came out strong in the second half, defeating the Wildcats 42-26. Northwestern was held to a 37.5% field goal percentage, including 3-for-19 from beyond the arc, while Michigan shot 41.4%.

Michigan’s scoring average ranks 152nd in the nation, with a 73.2 points per game average and a 44.4% field goal percentage, including a 34.3% three-point percentage (195th). The Wolverines average 33.6 rebounds per game (96th) with a +0.2 rebounding margin, but their 68.9% free throw percentage ranks 265th. According to KenPom, Michigan’s schedule-adjusted offensive efficiency ranks 52nd in the nation. Michigan’s opponents score 69.5 points per game (185th) and shoot 42.7% from the field, including 34.3% from beyond the arc (87th). The Wolverines rank 35th in assist-to-turnover ratio, 68th in modified defensive efficiency, and 145th in adjusted tempo.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Michigan’s last 6 games at home against Ohio State.
  • Michigan is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games played in February.
  • The total remained UNDER in 4 of Michigan’s last 6 games played on a Sunday.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Michigan Wolverines. Ohio State is having a tough season, as the Buckeyes have failed to cover the number in eight of the last 10 and have eight of 10 straight up over that same stretch. Although Michigan has had its problems as well this season, the Wolverines have won three of the last six straight up and are 2-3-1 ATS. Michigan’s defense will be the difference in this matchup of two of the weaker teams in the conference. Final Score Prediction, Michigan Wolverines win and cover ATS 71-60.

NCAAB Starting Time: 1:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Crisler Center, MI

Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023


NCAAB Odds: The Michigan Wolverines -4.5

NCAAB Totals: 143.5

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