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Lamar Cardinals visit Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAAB hoops battle

Lamar CardinalsOhio State Buckeyes
Dec 20, 8:30 PM | Value City Arena

Lamar Cardinals vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD10-1

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Lamar when they take on the Buckeyes on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

The Buckeyes sport records of 10-1 and 3-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cardinals have 8-3 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-2 for the Buckeyes and 0-0 for the Cardinals.

View Lamar vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Buckeyes at No. 61 and the Cardinals at No. 18 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 93-77 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Ohio State's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 80.3 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 174 and allowing 66.5 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 50.2% to date this season, more than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (40.8% per game).

Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Lamar, they were an 87-81 winner as they battled Rice on the road. The Cardinals got a terrific 26-point effort from Mike James as Lamar defeated Rice 87-81 on Saturday at Autry Court.

Ohio State was a 74-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as favorites. Deshaun Thomas went off for 30 points and added 6 rebounds for good measure, leading Ohio State to a 74-66 win over South Carolina on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 1-0
After playing South Carolina are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Cardinals at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Lamar at Kentucky, Wednesday, December 28
Ohio State home to Miami (Ohio), Thursday, December 22

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