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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Buckeyes over Hoosiers

Ohio State BuckeyesIndiana Hoosiers
22-7March 02, 2014, 04:00 | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall16-12

The Indiana Hoosiers host Ohio State on Sunday, looking to build on their 16-12 mark against the 22-7 Buckeyes in college hoops action at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

This season, the Hoosiers are 16-12 overall and 13-13-1 ATS, while the Buckeyes are 22-7 and 15-13 ATS. As for the totals, Indiana boasts a 11-16 on the OU, and Ohio State is 11-17.

View Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Buckeyes were listed as -1.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hoosiers rated this week at No. 160 and the Buckeyes sitting at No. 35.

Ohio State was a 65-63 loser in its last match on the road against Penn State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Buckeyes to a win (they lost 65-63 to Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday).

In their last action, Indiana was a 93-86 winner at home against Iowa. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Hoosiers used a 30-point performance from Will Sheehey to help Indiana smack Iowa 93-86 on Thursday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana has the nation's No. 97-rated offensive output, at 73.07 PPG. The visiting Buckeyes defense ranks No. 6 allowing on average 58.38 PPG. The Hoosiers FG% has averaged 44.87% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.14% per game.

Next up:
Ohio State home to Michigan State, Sunday, March 9th
Indiana at Nebraska, Wednesday, March 5th