Savannah State Tigers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Value City Arena Wednesday as host Ohio State looks to handle the Savannah State Tigers in NCAA hoops action.
The Buckeyes currently sports a 6-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-1 ATS. The Tigers are 5-4 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Buckeyes produce a 3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 0-0 against the number.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Buckeyes installed as 23-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 72-rated Savannah State taking on the No. 18-rated Buckeyes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-62 win for the Buckeyes on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 33-rated offensive output, at 78 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 8 allowing on average 53 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Savannah State owns the country's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 55 points per game on the highway. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 46 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Savannah State, they were a 55-45 loser as they battled Norfolk State at home. The Tigers got 13 points from Stephen Wilson, but it was Norfolk State that prevailed in a 55-45 final on Saturday at Tiger Arena.
Ohio State was an 89-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Long Beach State. They covered the 21-point spread as favorites. The Buckeyes blew out Long Beach State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 89-55 win at Value City Arena.
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing UNC Asheville are 2-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Tigers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Savannah State at Marquette, Saturday, December 15
Ohio State home to UNC Asheville, Saturday, December 15