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Big Ten Tournament - Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Penn State Nittany Lions hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Penn State Nittany Lions opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes currently sport a 19-12 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-15 ATS. The Penn State Nittany Lions are 16-15 and 14-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ohio State Buckeyes produce a 15-16 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Penn State Nittany Lions have gone 14-15-1 against the totals betting line.

The Buckeyes - Nittany Lions odds would favor the Buckeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio State is rated No. 200 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Penn State is at No. 218.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 183-rated offensive output, at 70.68 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 98 allowing on average 69.32 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 44.49% so far, more than the Ohio State Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.57% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brandon Taylor scored 21 points and helped out with 21 rebounds for Penn State on Sunday, leading the Nittany Lions to a 86-79 victory over Illinois at Bryce Jordan Center.

Ohio State got 21 points from Marc Loving but lost anyway, 91-76, to Michigan State on Saturday at Breslin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
  • Penn State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Ohio State
  • Penn State is 2-21 SU in its last 23 games when playing Ohio State
  • Ohio State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State's last 8 games
  • Ohio State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Penn State
  • Ohio State is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games when playing Penn State

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