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Ohio State Buckeyes take on Gamecocks in college basketball test

Ohio State BuckeyesSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Dec 17, 12:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Ohio State Buckeyes vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds


The South Carolina Gamecocks will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Buckeyes at Colonial Life Arena in NCAAB action.

The Buckeyes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Gamecocks are 2-5 ATS. Ohio State is 4-2 on the totals; South Carolina is 4-3.

View Ohio State vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gamecocks are listed as 14.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 41-rated Ohio State taking on the No. 257-rated Gamecocks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 90-65 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature South Carolina's No. 204-rated squad against Ohio State's No. 120-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, South Carolina rates No. 184 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 285 nationally with 4.7 per match.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 286 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State was an 82-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against USC Upstate. They failed to cover the 28–point spread as favorites. The Buckeyes blew out USC Upstate on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-58 win at Value City Arena.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 66-58 winner at home against Presbyterian. South Carolina got 15 points from Bruce Ellington en route to a 66-58 victory over Presbyterian on Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Presbyterian are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Buckeyes at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games on the road
Ohio State is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
South Carolina is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
South Carolina is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Ohio State home to Lamar, Tuesday, December 20
South Carolina home to Southeastern Louisiana, Wednesday, December 21