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Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Preview

Ohio State BuckeyesIndiana Hoosiers
Dec 31, 6:00 PM | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds


Indiana looks to cover the Hoosiers-Buckeyes pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 12-1 mark when they host Ohio State in college basketball action.

Indiana will face the 13-1 Buckeyes, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hoosiers are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Buckeyes are 6-4 favoring the OVER.

View Ohio State vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Hoosiers in this one, they're listed as 5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hoosiers sit at No. 51 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buckeyes sit at No. 32 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Buckeyes will win this game 94-92.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 83.3 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 8 at 55.1 PPG. The Hoosiers field goal percentage has averaged 50.5% so far, more than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.2% per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 189-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ohio State, they were an 87-54 winner as they battled Northwestern at home. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. Ohio State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Northwestern out of the gym and running up an 87-54 score at Value City Arena.

Indiana lost its last outing, an 80-65 result against Michigan State on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Christian Watford scored 26 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 80-65 against Michigan State in college basketball action at Breslin Center.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Northwestern are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan are 4-6
After playing Michigan State are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Buckeyes at Hoosiers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games on the road
Ohio State is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing at home against Ohio State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing Ohio State

Next up:
Ohio State home to Nebraska, Tuesday, January 3
Indiana home to Michigan, Thursday, January 5