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Youngstown State Penguins Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Ohio State Buckeyes

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Value City Arena Tuesday as the Ohio State Buckeyes look to beat the odds vs the Youngstown State Penguins in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Ohio State sat as -21-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Youngstown State Penguins vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-3 overall and 3-6 ATS, while the Youngstown State Penguins are 6-6 and 3-5 ATS. As for the betting totals, Ohio State boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Youngstown State is 4-3.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ohio State Buckeyes rated this week at No. 71 and the Youngstown State Penguins sitting at No. 158.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ohio State's No. 30-rated squad against Youngstown State's No. 121-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ohio State rates No. 197 in the country with 6.45 per game, while their foes tonight, the Youngstown State Penguins rank No. 100 nationally with 8.08 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Penguins endured a 77-62 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Cameron Morse at Bender Arena.

The Buckeyes got 17 points from Trevor Thompson as Ohio State ran past Connecticut 64-60 on Saturday at Value City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Youngstown State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Ohio State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Youngstown State home to Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, December 29th
Ohio State at UNC Asheville, Thursday, December 22nd