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Long Beach State 49ers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds
Value City Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Ohio State Buckeyes and the visiting Long Beach State 49ers in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Buckeyes bring a 5-1 record (3-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-5 49ers, who are 2-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Ohio State go 2-1 so far and the 49ers go 1-3.
The Buckeyes were listed as 20.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buckeyes - 49ers odds would favor the Buckeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio State is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Long Beach State is at No. 191. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-59 win for the Buckeyes.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 49ers rank No. 139 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Ohio State’s No. 116 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio State is college basketball's No. 70-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the 49ers rate No. 117 with 6.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Long Beach State owns the country's No. 233-rated mark, allowing 74.2 points per game on the highway. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 67 in scoring at home.
Long Beach State lost its last outing, an 84-53 result against Syracuse on December 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point underdog. The 49ers were hammered by Syracuse on Thursday, losing by an 84-53 final at Carrier Dome in college basketball betting action.
Ohio State was a 70-43 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Kentucky. The battle between the Buckeyes and Norse didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Kentucky was handed a 70-43 defeat on Saturday at Value City Arena.
Long Beach State 49ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing BYU Hawaii are 0-2
After playing Syracuse are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-2
After a win are 7-3
A few 49ers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Long Beach State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Long Beach State home to BYU Hawaii, Saturday, December 15
Ohio State home to Savannah State, Wednesday, December 12