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NCAAB Odds: Ohio State vs. Penn State

Ohio State is back in the No. 1 spot in the nation, but they are in tough while trying to win their 15th straight game against Penn State.

“We’re trying to build our (NCAA tournament) resume, just like a lot of other teams are trying to build their resumes,” Penn State coach Ed DeChellis told AP. “We have to put our best foot forward and try to continue to win games, and the next one just happens to be Ohio State.”.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nittany Lions in this one, they're listed as 6.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest. They need a big game from guard Talor Battle and could be great point spread value if they do.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Nittany Lions, most recently No. 215 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Buckeyes, who rate No. 24 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-67 rout for the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Penn State's No. 285-ranked offense, averaging 64.3 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 12 at 59.5 PPG. The Nittany Lions field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.3% per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State won its last outing, an 82-61 result against Indiana on February 27. They covered in that game as a 17-point favorite. Ohio State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Indiana out of the gym and running up an 82-61 score at Value City Arena.

Penn State was a 66-52 winner in its last match on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. The Nittany Lions grabbed a 66-52 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, behind a 20-point effort from Jeff Brooks at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

[ The best OVER line was at Bovada today while Sports Interaction had the best line on the Nittany Lions ]

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Wisconsin are 9-1
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Northwestern are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Buckeyes at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ohio State's last 8 games on the road
Ohio State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Penn State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games when playing at home against Ohio State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing Ohio State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games at home