Michigan State vs. Ohio State Spread and Prediction (3-8-20)

It’s Tom Izzo Time! This looks like the “buy” signal we’ve been waiting for with Michigan State, as the Spartans have finally kicked on in the stretch as they often do for Izzo. Michigan State has won four in a row heading into this regular season finale, including last two at Big Ten alligator swamps Maryland and Penn State. Sunday afternoon’s Michigan State vs. Ohio State preview, courtesy of The Gold Sheet:

Date/Time: 03-8-2020, 16:30 EDT
Opening Spread: Michigan State -7
Opening Total: 140

Senior PG Cassius Winston (18.3 points per game) is still carrying most of the mail in East Lansing, but recent contributions from F Xavier Tillman, Sr. (scored 23 last Tuesday vs. Nittany Lions), frosh G Rocket Watts (17 points per game in their last three), plus 6-7 frosh F Malik Hall (scored 16 vs. Terps) providing the sort of scoring balance that was often absent earlier in season. Ohio State is also surging into the Dance with wins in eight of their last ten games, but we are compelled to respect the well-documented Izzo history in March.

Michigan State vs. Ohio State Pick: Michigan State 72 – Ohio State 61

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