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USC Upstate Spartans visit Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAAB hoops battle

USC Upstate SpartansOhio State Buckeyes
Dec 14, 7:30 PM | Value City Arena

USC Upstate Spartans vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Ohio State vs USC Upstate battle Wednesday at Value City Arena as the Buckeyes look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Buckeyes currently sports a 8-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Spartans are 6-4 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Buckeyes produce a 3-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 0-0 against the number.

View USC Upstate vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Buckeyes at No. 41 and the Spartans at No. 187 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 95-75 result in favor of the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 137 in NCAA hoops at 36.3 per game. Contrast that with Ohio State’s No. 65 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio State is the No. 282-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while USC Upstate rates No. 268 at 5 per game.

Defensively, USC Upstate features the nation's No. 270-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.6 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.

USC Upstate lost its last outing, a 72-68 result against Dayton on December 11. USC Upstate suffered a 72-68 loss against Dayton on Sunday, getting 21 points from Torrey Craig in a losing effort at Dayton Arena.

Ohio State was a 78-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. The Buckeyes got 21 points from William Buford, but it was Kansas that prevailed in a 78-67 final on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing South Carolina are 1-0
After playing Kansas are 2-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Spartans at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
USC Upstate at Stetson, Saturday, December 17
Ohio State at South Carolina, Saturday, December 17