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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Ohio State Buckeyes in Battle with Connecticut Huskies

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Value City Arena Saturday as the Ohio State Buckeyes look to beat the odds vs the Connecticut Huskies in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Ohio State Buckeyes betting line as -10-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Connecticut Huskies vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes sit at 7-2 (3-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Connecticut Huskies are currently 4-4 (1-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Ohio State is 4-3 OU, and Connecticut is 2-3 OU.

The Ohio State Buckeyes sit at No. 69 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Connecticut Huskies sit at No. 142 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Ohio State's No. 112-ranked scoring average of 75.78 PPG, against a Connecticut Huskies defense rated No. 113 and allowing 68.88 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes FG% has averaged 49.6% to date this season, more than the Connecticut Huskies shooters have managed so far (42.48% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rodney Purvis scored 21 points leading the Huskies to a 52-50 victory over Syracuse at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Trevor Thompson scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Buckeyes to a win (they lost 79-77 to Florida Atlantic at Value City Arena on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Ohio State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut home to North Florida, Sunday, December 18th
Ohio State at UCLA, Saturday, December 17th