|4 MSU (-110) @ sportsinteraction|
Ohio State is a very good team, but Michigan State suddenly looks formidable, they come in with serious momentum after beating Illinois, and they have the kind of Coach that you can't put it past them at all that they are primed to make a run to the tourney. Getting this scalp would be huge, and for as solid and as well coached Ohio State is, they remain a middling type defensive team. On the road against a desperate team playing with confidence, I think they'll prove vulnerable.
This 2 game win streak for Mich State does come with a lineup change, they've gone to more of small ball lineup with length and it's working pretty well so far. To me, the line being in the +4/+3.5 against a top 5 team validates the thought that Michigan State is live here. One other thought on Michigan STate. They are known for often somehwat slow starts to their season before really getting it in gear down the stretch. This has not been a normal year at all, and they've had a covid pause and all those issues, which could have really delayed them getting it together.
Ultimately, tough game here, but Ohio State's lack of defensive dominance, and desperate Mich State team at home coming off best win of the season, at a time of year when their hall of fame Coach often has them in good form, I'm not putting it past them at all to score backtoback huge upsets. Think they're live home dog here
Mich St +4