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College basketball point spread favors Buckeyes in battle with Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany LionsOhio State Buckeyes
10-10January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Value City Arena16-4

Value City Arena will host Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Buckeyes bring a 16-4 record (9-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-10 Nittany Lions, who are 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Ohio State go 7-12 so far and the Nittany Lions go 10-7.

View Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds and Stats.

Ohio State opened as -14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game puts the Buckeyes, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Nittany Lions, who rate No. 259 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 58-54 winner as they battled Nebraska at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Penn State earned a 58-54 victory over Nebraska on Thursday, getting 16 points from D.J. Newbill at Bryce Jordan Center.

Last time out for Ohio State, they were a 62-55 winner as they battled Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite. LaQuinton Ross scored 18 points leading the Buckeyes to a 62-55 victory over Illinois at Value City Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ohio State's No. 151-rated squad against Penn State's No. 144-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ohio State rates No. 93 in the country with 6.75 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 88 nationally with 6.8 per match.

A few Nittany Lions at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Penn State is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Penn State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games
Penn State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
Ohio State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Penn State home to Purdue, Sunday, February 2nd
Ohio State at Wisconsin, Saturday, February 1st