Rivalry week in the NCAA continues on Tuesday night when the Ohio State Buckeyes host the Michigan Wolverines for a Big Ten tilt in Columbus. Michigan has nine wins in the conference this season while Ohio State is sitting just one game over the .500 mark in conference play. Despite the weaker season against conference opponents, we like Ohio State to win this contest in front of their home fans.

Buckeyes fans just as excited as players for tonight

Ohio State fans have been waiting in the frigid temperatures for hours to grab tickets to this exciting contest. Not only are the fans ready, but so are the players. Ohio State knows how important this game is, especially since they have only won six games in the Big Ten this season. A win tonight over rival Michigan would go a long way for Thad Matta’s squad as they climb the rankings.

Third Big Ten road game in 10 days for Michigan

The Wolverines are tired of playing Big Ten contests on the road, since tonight will be their third in 10 days. Despite sharing the top spot in the conference with Michigan State, the Wolverines suffered a loss to Iowa this past Saturday that still stings. The only way to get rid of that sting is to go on the road, again, and find a way to beat the Buckeyes on their own turf as the number 15 team in the nation.

In what surely will be an incredible NCAA Big Ten contest between Michigan and Ohio State Tuesday night, we like the Buckeyes to grab the win at home with the -3.5 (-110) spread at Sportsbook.ag. We will bet 10 percent of our bankroll on Ohio State as we lay the line with a win over the visiting Wolverines from Michigan Tuesday night in chilly Columbus.