Michigan vs. Ohio State college basketball fearless prediction and game preview.
Michigan vs. Ohio State Broadcast
Date: Sunday, March 1
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
Michigan (18-10) vs. Ohio State (19-9) Game Preview
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Why Michigan Will Win
The defense that stunningly didn’t show up in the loss to Wisconsin earlier in the week should be able to step it back up.
The Wolverines shoot better than anyone in the Big Ten, but that’s partly because of a defense that stepped it up in a big way over the second half of the season.
Ohio State isn’t going to force a slew of big mistakes – there won’t be a slew of steals – and Michigan is too good at moving the ball around and too good at finding the right shot – but it’s the other side that hasty get it done.
Michigan has won its last six games when teams hit under 30% of their shots from three, but …
Why Ohio State Will Win
The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten from the outside, connecting on 37% from three. They won a 61-58 dogfight of a game the first time around by outshooting the Wolverines, doing a far better job from the field and connecting on 39% of their tries from three.
There are holes in the Ohio State game, but it’s great at clamping down when it has to, especially on the outside. The first time around, neither team got to the line enough, but expect that to change.
Ohio State is far better at getting to the line than Michigan is, and …
What’s Going To Happen
That will be the difference.
Neither team got more than ten free throw attempts the first time around, but expect the Buckeyes to be at least +5 on the line. It’ll be another tough, good-defensive game.
Michigan vs. Ohio State Prediction, Line
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