Michigan State vs. Ohio State: Prediction, Selection, Distribution, Odds, Live Stream, Watch Online, TV Channel

A few Big Ten teams looking for momentum will go head-to-head on Sunday on CBS when Ohio State hosts Michigan State in the first of two meetings between the teams this season. The Spartans (15-9, 7-6 Big Ten) have had a win in Maryland but are only 3-5 in league play since a 4-1 start. However, compared to Ohio State, the Spartans are thriving.

The Buckeyes (11-13, 3-10) have lost 10 of their last 11 after a 69-63 home loss to Northwestern on Thursday. Ohio State made just 1 of 14 tries from 3-point range in the loss as star freshman Brice Sensabaugh struggled as he came off the bench for a second straight game.

No matter what lineup combination sixth-year coach Chris Holtmann deployed, the Buckeyes couldn’t regain the form they had during a 10-3 start. But despite their terrible recent run, Ohio State remains a top-50 team in the NET rankings and in some computer rankings.

That means Michigan State needs to be on high alert, especially on the road, as the Spartans look to solidify their position in the NCAA tournament. As the projected No. 10 seed for the Big Dance in Jerry Palms Bracketology, MSU doesn’t have much room for error.

Offense has been a problem for Michigan State this season, as the Spartans have only surpassed 75 points three times. But defensively, MSU was solid, and that was the case again Tuesday when the Spartans held Maryland on 3 of 22 shots from 3-point range.

That was no coincidence, as the Spartans rank among the best 3-point shooting defenders in the country, keeping opponents down to just 29.4% from across the arc. On the other hand, outside shooting is arguably Michigan State’s strength in offense, as top scorers Tyson Walker and Joey Hauser both have more than 40% on 3-point shots.

How to watch Michigan State vs. Ohio State live

Date: Sunday 9 February | Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Value City Arena—Columbus, Ohio
TV: CBS | Live broadcast: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (Free)

Michigan State vs. Ohio State Prediction, Tips

After 10 losses in 11 games, Ohio State is in danger of going under .500 for the first time in 20 years. But the Buckeyes’ brutal slump has to end eventually, and a home game against an offensively inconsistent Michigan State team seems like a good place. The Spartans have lost four straight games from home, and those losses have each come back by six points or more. Despite its struggles, Ohio State still remains respectable on various metrics and has the offensive firepower to score against a solid but not elite Michigan State defense. Prediction: Ohio State -3

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Chris Estrada

Chris Estrada is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chris Estrada joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: chrisestrada@24ssports.com.

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