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Ohio State favored by 23 against Rhode Island on Saturday

Ohio State BuckeyesRhode Island Rams
Nov 17, 5:00 PM | Mohegan Sun Arena

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rhode Island Rams Odds

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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.

View Ohio State vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Ohio State home to UMKC, Friday, November 23
Rhode Island home to Loyola, Friday, November 23