The Michigan Wolverines (20-2) haven't lost back-to-back games this season. This is important to consider when making your college basketball against-the-spread picks Tuesday night, as they host the Ohio State Buckeyes (17-4) at the Crisler Center.
Sports bettors will find that the Wolverines are 7.5-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 131.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Big Ten Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have won four games in a row, including a 63-56 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers as 12-point road favorites last time out.
Sports bettors will find that the Buckeyes have won 14 of their last 15 games against the Michigan Wolverines when playing in this rivalry as a ranked team.
The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 77.8 points per game this season, as they prepare to go against one of the better defensive squads in the Big Ten Conference.
Sports bettors may be interested in backing the Wolverines after their 81-73 defeat to the Indiana Hoosiers as 5.5-point road underdogs over the past weekend, as they've gone 13-4 against the spread after suffering a conference loss the last two-plus seasons.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks Tuesday night, as the OVER is 4-1-1 in the Wolverines last six games as a home favorite of 6.5 to nine points.
College Basketball Pick: Over 131.5