Against the Spread Pick
The Michigan Wolverines are 5-1 since their loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Feb. 4, good for their best stretch since starting the season 7-0. Zavier Simpson has been in stellar form, exceeding his 13.0 ppg average eight times since the calendar turned to 2020. Simpson poured in 32 points on 14-for-22 shooting against Wisconsin on Thursday. Ohio State has won two in a row, but it has also lost twice (to Iowa and Wisconsin) since beating Michigan–a game that was decided by only three points. Nobody on the Buckeyes is delivering more than 14.0 ppg (Kaleb Wesson). The Wolverines are 5-1 ATS in their last six overall, 4-0 ATS in their last four on the road, 4-1 ATS in their last five against opponents with winning records, and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 following a loss. Ohio State is 2-7 ATS in its last nine on Sundays. Lean toward MICHIGAN.
Over Under Pick
Ohio State does not have any tru go-to scorer and it is turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest. A total of just 119 points were scored in the previous meeting between these two Big Ten rivals. The under is 4-1 in the Wolverines’ last five against opponents with winning records. It is also 4-1 in the Buckeyes’ last five against opponents with winning records and 5-2 ATS in their last seven as favorites. Go with the UNDER.