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Postseason NIT - Ohio Bobcats visit Denver Pioneers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Ohio BobcatsDenver Pioneers
March 19, 9:15 PM | Magness Arena

Ohio Bobcats vs Denver Pioneers Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Ohio Bobcats travelling to Denver Tuesday to take on the Pioneers.

The Pioneers currently sports a 21-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-11-1 ATS. The Bobcats are 24-9 and 13-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pioneers produce a 16-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bobcats have gone 11-11-3 against the number.

View Ohio vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bobcats were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Pioneers, most recently No. 150 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bobcats, who rate No. 127 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-73 victory for the Pioneers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 225 nationally ranked offense (65.4 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 124 at 64.6 PPG. The Pioneers have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (46.7% on average).

Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 190-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Ohio was a 65-46 loser on the road against Akron. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Reggie Keely scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 65-46 to Akron at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday).

In their last action, Denver was a 72-68 loser at home against Texas State. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as favorites. Denver got 19 points from Brett Olson but lost anyway, 72-68, to Texas State on Thursday at Orleans Arena.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After playing Akron are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After playing Texas State are 2-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Pioneers trends to consider:
Ohio is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Ohio is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games at home
Denver is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Denver is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games