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NCAAB Game Preview - Nittany Lions underdogs vs Buckeyes at Ohio State

Penn State Nittany LionsOhio State Buckeyes
March 13, 3:30 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds

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The Buckeyes will be trying to slam the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday when the teams tip off at Conseco Fieldhouse in college betting action.

It's a game in the Big Ten Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Conseco Fieldhouse.

This season, the Buckeyes are 31-2 overall and 15-15 ATS ATS, while the Nittany Lions are 19-13 and 17-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Ohio State boasts a 17-13 on the OU, and Penn State is 12-15.

View Penn State vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Ohio State opened as 10.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buckeyes sit at No. 23 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nittany Lions sit at No. 236 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Buckeyes will win this game 83-67.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 20 nationally ranked offense (77.3 points per game) against a Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 37 at 62.2 PPG. The Buckeyes have been averaging 49.3% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 33 nationally in scoring at home.

Penn State was a 61-48 winner in its last match against Michigan State. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs.

Ohio State was a 68-61 winner in their most recent outing against Michigan. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as favorites.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing Michigan State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 10-0
After playing Michigan are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Nittany Lions at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games when playing Penn State