Jan 4, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft (4) stretches out before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at The Schottenstein Center. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3 Ohio State at No. 5 Michigan State: game preview, odds and prediction

On Tuesday night, two Big Ten basketball powers will clash in a Top-five match up on the hardwood when the undefeated and third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes travel to East Lansing to take on the fifth-ranked Michigan State Spartans.

Star guard Aaron Craft and the Buckeyes stroll into East Lansing at 15-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten Conference, it’s best start since the 2010-2011 season when they started out 24-0.

Craft has once again done a tremendous job as the general of this Ohio State offensive attack that’s dropping in a little over 75 points per game by averaging 4.9 assists and 9.3 points per game.

This will be Michigan State’s second top-5 game of the season, their first one being against the Kentucky Wildcats back in November.

Since that loss, however, Tom Izzo and his Spartans are rolling, led by Gary Harris and Adreian Payne, both of whom are averaging over 15 points per game.

Date: Jan. 7

Start Time: 9 PM ET

Location: East Lansing, MI

Arena: Jack Breslin Student Events Center


Live Stream: WatchESPN app

Odds: Michigan State -5.5

Prediction: Michigan State 81, Ohio State 80

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