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Ohio State BuckeyesSouth Carolina Gamecocks
Dec 17, 12:00 PM | Colonial Life Arena

Ohio State Buckeyes vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds


The Gamecocks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Ohio State Buckeyes pay a visit to Colonial Life Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Buckeyes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gamecocks are 2-5 ATS. Ohio State is 4-2 against the total, while South Carolina is 4-3 versus the number.

View Ohio State vs South Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Buckeyes are listed as 14.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 257 (Gamecocks) and the No. 41 (Buckeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 90-65 result in favor of the Buckeyes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buckeyes is ranked No. 120 in NCAA hoops at 36.7 per game. Contrast that with South Carolina’s No. 204 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Carolina is the No. 184-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Ohio State rates No. 285 at 4.7 per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 285-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 286 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio State was an 82-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against USC Upstate. They failed to cover the 28–point spread as favorites. The Buckeyes blew out USC Upstate on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-58 win at Value City Arena.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 66-58 winner at home against Presbyterian. South Carolina got 15 points from Bruce Ellington en route to a 66-58 victory over Presbyterian on Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Presbyterian are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Buckeyes at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games on the road
Ohio State is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
South Carolina is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
South Carolina is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Ohio State home to Lamar, Tuesday, December 20
South Carolina home to Southeastern Louisiana, Wednesday, December 21