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Ohio State vs. Dayton tips off Madness

Ohio State is on an 0-6 ATS skid for their supporters at the sportsbooks as they open their NCAA Tournament run on Thursday with a South Region betting matchup against No. 11 Dayton.

Dayton finished on a 10-2 SU run, but lost to St. Joe’s in the Atlantic 10 playoffs. They were 6-point underdogs in early betting at TopBet with the total 131 at Bovada. The total is intriguing because OSU has played OVER in eight of their past nine tournament games.

Ohio State ended the year on an 0-6 ATS run however.

The Buckeyes currently sports a 25-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-18 ATS. The Flyers are 23-10 and 17-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Buckeyes produce a 15-18 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Flyers have gone 16-12 against the number.

View Dayton Flyers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds and Stats.

The Buckeyes - Flyers odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio State is rated No. 97 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Dayton is at No. 48.

Dayton was a 70-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Dayton got 11 points from Dyshawn Pierre but lost anyway, 70-67, to Saint Joseph's on Friday at Barclays Center.

Ohio State lost its last outing, a 72-69 result against Michigan on March 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Ohio State got 19 points from LaQuinton Ross but lost anyway, 72-69, to Michigan on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ohio State's No. 169-rated squad against Dayton's No. 123-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ohio State rates No. 154 in the country with 5.79 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 97 nationally with 6.58 per match.

A few Flyers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Dayton is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Dayton is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dayton's last 5 games
Ohio State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games