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Added February 15th, 2011 by Brad

College Basketball Picks: Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Michigan State Spartans (14-10) @ Ohio State Buckeyes (24-1)

Time: 9:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Ohio State Buckeyes -13

Expert Picks: Available Here!

Preview: The Michigan State Spartans will visit Columbus to battle the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday night. This is a key Big Ten game featuring two of the perennial top teams in the conference. The Michigan State Spartans are in desperate need of a big time win, as they have struggled this season. The Spartans are 14-10 overall and 6-6 in Big Ten play. Michigan State is tied with Illinois for fourth place in the conference standings. The Spartans are coming off a win at home over Penn State. The Spartans are led in scoring by Kailin Lucas, with 16.2 points per game. Michigan State is seeking their 25 NCAA tournament appearance.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are fresh off their first loss of the season. The Buckeyes were unable to slow down the Wisconsin Badgers over the weekend. Ohio State, despite the loss continues to lead the conference with their 11-1 record. That is two games ahead of both Purdue and Wisconsin. The Buckeyes are led in scoring by Jared Sullinger and his 18 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Ohio State is shooting just shy of 50% on the season, which ranks third in the nation. This is the first and final time these two teams play during the regular season. They have an opportunity to meet up again at the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis in March.

My Betting Picks: Sullinger and the Buckeyes come out with a chip on their shoulder in this game. Ohio State comes away with a 75-65 win over Tom Izzo and the Spartans.

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