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Miami (Ohio) RedHawksOhio State Buckeyes
Dec 22, 8:30 PM | Value City Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds


The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks at Value City Arena on Thursday in NCAAB play.

Ohio State battles the RedHawks, currently sitting with a 3-6 mark (3-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-3 for the Buckeyes and 2-5 for the RedHawks.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Buckeyes installed as 24-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Buckeyes - RedHawks odds would favor the Buckeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio State is rated No. 61 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Miami (Ohio) is at No. 203. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-63 win for the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 79.4 PPG. The visiting RedHawks defense ranks No. 115 allowing on average 64 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 49.7% so far, more than the RedHawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 69-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 58 nationally in scoring at home.

Miami (Ohio) lost its last outing, a 77-75 result against Evansville on December 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Miami (Ohio) suffered a 77-75 loss against Evansville on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Julian Mavunga in a losing effort at Millett Hall.

Ohio State won its last outing, a 70-50 result against Lamar on December 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 22-point favorite. The Buckeyes blew out Lamar on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 70-50 win at Value City Arena.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Evansville are 1-3
After a loss are 5-5

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Northwestern are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few RedHawks at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to William & Mary, Thursday, December 29
Ohio State home to Northwestern, Wednesday, December 28