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Keydets vs Buckeyes College Hoops Game Preview

VMI KeydetsOhio State Buckeyes
Nov 23, 7:00 PM | Value City Arena

VMI Keydets vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds


The Buckeyes will be trying to slam the VMI Keydets on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Value City Arena in college betting action.

Ohio State will face the 3-1 Keydets, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buckeyes are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Keydets are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View VMI vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 144-rated Buckeyes and the No. 287-ranked Keydets, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 105-82 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio State's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 81 PPG, against a Keydets defense that ranks No. 330 at 82 PPG. The Buckeyes field goal percentage has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Keydets marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, VMI features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 90 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, VMI was an 84-79 winner at home against UMBC. VMI got 24 points from Keith Gabriel en route to an 84-79 victory over UMBC on Saturday at Cameron Hall.

Ohio State was an 85-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Florida. The Buckeyes blew out North Florida on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 85-50 win at Value City Arena.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Valparaiso are 0-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Keydets at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Ohio State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
VMI at Coastal Carolina, Thursday, December 1
Ohio State home to Valparaiso, Friday, November 25