Winthrop Eagles visit Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Winthrop Eagles vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes host Winthrop on Tuesday, looking to build on their 8-1 mark against the 4-4 Eagles in college hoops action at Value City Arena.
Ohio State battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 4-4 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-1 for the Buckeyes and 0-0 for the Eagles.
Bettors looking to back visiting Winthrop before tip-off in this one found them as 30-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buckeyes sit at No. 13 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 153 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Buckeyes will win this game 87-66.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 233 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Ohio State’s No. 53 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio State is the No. 47-ranked team in the country at 7.9 per game, while Winthrop rates No. 189 at 6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Winthrop owns the country's No. 69-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 35 in scoring at home.
Winthrop was a 50-49 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio. The Eagles got 14 points from Derrick Henry as Winthrop ran past Ohio 50-49 on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.
Ohio State was a 90-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against UNC Asheville. They failed to cover the 24.5-point spread as favorites. Sam Thompson scored 18 points leading the Buckeyes to a 90-72 victory over UNC Asheville at Value City Arena on Saturday.
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas are 5-0
After playing UNC Asheville are 2-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Eagles at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Winthrop at Auburn, Saturday, December 22
Ohio State home to Kansas, Saturday, December 22