The top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers will be on the road in Columbus on Sunday afternoon as they take on No. 10 Ohio State in college basketball betting action at the Value City Arena.
The Hoosiers are just 1-4 both SU and ATS over their past five games against the Buckeyes, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-1-1 for totals bettors on the college basketball lines in those games. Ohio State is coming off a loss to Michigan on Tuesday night.
The Hoosiers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 11-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Buckeyes are 12-8 ATS. Indiana is 9-9-1 on the totals; Ohio State is 7-11-1.
The Hoosiers were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buckeyes rated this week at No. 14 and the Hoosiers sitting at No. 2. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 90-83 result in favor of the Hoosiers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hoosiers rank No. 18 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.7 per game. That compares with Ohio State’s No. 101 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio State is college basketball's No. 127-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Hoosiers rate No. 44 with 7.7 per game.
Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 123-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.
Indiana was a 74-72 loser in its last match on the road against Illinois. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Hoosiers got 14 points from Cody Zeller, but it was Illinois that prevailed in a 74-72 final on Thursday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
In their last action, Ohio State was a 76-74 loser on the road against Michigan. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Ohio State got 17 points from Deshaun Thomas but lost anyway, 76-74, to Michigan on Tuesday at Crisler Arena.
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Nebraska are 0-1
After playing Illinois are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Northwestern are 7-3
After playing Michigan are 8-2
After a loss are 10-0
A few Hoosiers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Indiana
Ohio State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana
Indiana home to Nebraska, Wednesday, February 13
Ohio State home to Northwestern, Thursday, February 14