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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Home to Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA Basketball Betting

Ohio State Buckeyes will go to the free throw line vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, hoping to boost its 15-10 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Ohio State Buckeyes in this one, their betting line was listed as -11-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 6-18 and 8-12 ATS Rutgers Scarlet Knights will face the 15-10 Ohio State Buckeyes, who own a 13-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-14.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 345 (Rutgers) and the No. 193 (Ohio State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rutgers's No. 208-ranked scoring average of 68.33 PPG, against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense rated No. 43 and allowing 66.2 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights FG% has averaged 41.98% to date this season, less than the Ohio State Buckeyes shooters have managed so far (44.14% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buckeyes got 16 points from JaQuan Lyle as Ohio State ran past Northwestern 71-63 on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

Rutgers was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Nebraska and falling by a 87-63 score at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Ohio State is 7-17-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Rutgers's last 12 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Michigan, Tuesday, February 16th
Rutgers at Illinois, Tuesday, February 16th