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Big Ten Tournament - Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Ohio State Buckeyes host Rutgers on Wednesday, looking to build on their 17-14 mark against the 14-17 Scarlet Knights in college basketball betting action at Verizon Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Ohio State Buckeyes betting line as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes currently sport a 17-14 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-18 ATS. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 14-17 and 13-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ohio State Buckeyes produce a 17-11-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have gone 9-15-1 against the totals betting line.

The Ohio State Buckeyes sit at No. 188 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights sit at No. 259 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 149-rated offensive output, at 73.29 PPG. The visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense ranks No. 48 allowing on average 66.94 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 46.47% so far, more than the Ohio State Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.23% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Scarlet Knights got 21 points from Deshawn Freeman as Rutgers ran past Illinois 62-59 on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

The Buckeyes endured a 96-92 loss at the hands of the Hoosiers on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Jae'Sean Tate at Value City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ohio State's last 19 games