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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Jackson State Tigers Preview

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Nov 18, 9:00 PM | Value City Arena

Jackson State Tigers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Ohio State vs Jackson State battle Friday at Value City Arena as the Buckeyes look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Ohio State will face the 0-3 Tigers, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buckeyes are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Buckeyes and the No. 177-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 86-37 win for the Buckeyes on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 90 nationally ranked offense (77 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 323 at 82.3 PPG. The Buckeyes have been averaging 46% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (30.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Jackson State owns the country's No. 308-rated mark, allowing 82.3 points per game on the highway. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 131 in scoring at home.

Jackson State was a 56-39 loser in its last match on the road against Wright State. Jackson State got 15 points from Jenirro Bush but lost anyway, 56-39, to Wright State on Wednesday at Nutter Center.

Ohio State won its last outing, an 81-74 result against Florida on November 15. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Buckeyes grabbed an 81-74 win over the Gators on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from William Buford at Value City Arena.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Florida are 3-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Tigers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Ohio State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Jackson State home to Tulsa, Tuesday, November 22
Ohio State home to North Florida, Monday, November 21