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Villanova is in the Rare Role of Underdog Wednesday at Ohio State

Villanova vs Ohio State Betting Odds

The Villanova Wildcats are 5-3 SU and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games as a betting underdog. The Wildcats will try to cash in with a road upset on Wednesday night when they visit the Ohio State Buckeyes as a small dog.

Matchup Information
  • Villanova Wildcats vs Ohio State Buckeyes (Matchup Report)
  • Date/Time: November 13, 7 p.m. ET
  • TV Coverage: FS1
  • Opening Odds: Ohio State -2.5 | O/U 132.5 (Line History)

Opening Odds Analysis

The line on this game has remained steady with Ohio State opening as a favorite of 2.5 points. The total, on the other hand, has dropped 3 points from 132.5 down to 129.5 points.

Villanova News & Notes

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had an impressive start to his college career in Villanova’s 97-54 win at home over the Army Black Knights last week. Robinson-Earl led the team in scoring with 24 points and in rebounds with 13 in 27 minutes played. Sophomores Saddiq Bey and Cole Swider combined to score 40 points and go 6-for-11 from behind the arc in the blowout win as well.

The competition level ramps up quite a bit on Wednesday on the road against Ohio State as the Wildcats will be an underdog for just the ninth time since the start of the 2016 season. Villanova is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games against Big Ten opponents and a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS in its last four games played in the month of November.

Ohio State News & Notes

The Buckeyes have used balanced scoring and team defense to jump out to a 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS start to the 2019-20 season. Kyle Young is leading the way on offense with only 12 points per game; he is one of eight players on the team averaging at least seven points per game and one of four averaging at least 10 points per game. Kaleb Wesson is one of those four with 10.5 points and 12 rebounds per game thus far.

Ohio State is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in its last four games as a betting favorite. The Buckeyes are also 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS in their last seven games at home.

Betting Pick: Villanova +2.5

The Wildcats have thrived as an underdog in recent years and should be able to do enough on offense to steal a win from the Buckeyes on the road.

Shark Bites
  • Villanova is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games played in November.
  • Ohio State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games against the Big East.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova’s last 7 games.