Ohio State favored by 23 against Rhode Island on Saturday
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rhode Island Rams Odds
The Rhode Island Rams will try to cover the spread at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA basketball action.
The game is being played at Mohegan Sun Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
This season, the Rams are 0-2 overall and 0-1 ATS ATS, while the Buckeyes are 1-0 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Rhode Island boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Ohio State is 0-0.
The Rams were listed as 23-point underdogs 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 Rams sit at No. 231 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buckeyes sit at No. 4 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Buckeyes will win this game 88-50.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Buckeyes rank No. 275 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Rhode Island’s No. 130 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rhode Island is college basketball's No. 312-ranked team at 3.5 per game, while the Buckeyes rate No. 4 with 12 per game.
Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Rhode Island, meanwhile, comes in at No. 288 nationally in scoring at home.
Ohio State won its last outing, an 82-60 result against Albany on November 11. Ohio State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Albany out of the gym and running up an 82-60 score at Value City Arena.
Rhode Island was a 69-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Rams got 24 points from Xavier Munford, but it was Virginia Tech that prevailed in a 69-50 final on Monday at Cassell Coliseum.
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Albany are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Virginia Tech are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Buckeyes at Rams trends to consider:
Rhode Island is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Ohio State home to UMKC, Friday, November 23
Rhode Island home to Loyola, Friday, November 23