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Ohio Bobcats Visit Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Ohio Bobcats vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers battle Wednesday at EA Diddle Arena as the Hilltoppers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Western Kentucky sat as 5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Ohio Bobcats vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-7 overall and 2-6-1 ATS, while the Ohio Bobcats are 7-2 and 2-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, Western Kentucky boasts a 1-5-1 on the OU, and Ohio is 1-2-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 312-ranked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the No. 154-rated Ohio Bobcats in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Kentucky has the nation's No. 248-rated offensive output, at 66.27 PPG. The visiting Ohio Bobcats defense ranks No. 98 allowing on average 68 PPG. The Hilltoppers FG% has averaged 42.01% so far, less than the Western Kentucky Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bobcats got 22 points from Jaaron Simmons, but it was Iona that prevailed in a 79-75 final on Saturday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Cleveland Thomas scored 22 points leading the Hilltoppers to a 77-59 victory over Indiana State at Hulman Center on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Ohio is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ohio's last 19 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Western Kentucky is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 7 games
  • Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio home to Urbana, Friday, December 30th
Western Kentucky at Austin Peay, Wednesday, December 28th