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Illinois State Redbirds vs Ohio State Buckeyes 11/25/2020 Predictions, NCAAB Preview and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Illinois State Redbirds vs Ohio State Buckeyes 11/25/2020 – The Ohio State Buckeyes are looking forward to improving from last year and they will be opening up their season by hosting a game against the Illinois State Redbirds. This match will happen this November 25, Wednesday at the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. ESPN will be the official broadcaster for the game and they are putting the game live at exactly 2:00 PM Eastern Time. SofaScore is the place to catch the online live stream. It is seen by College Basketball Odds that the Ohio State Buckeyes will be making a thunderous opening blowing away the Illinois State Redbirds.
Illinois State Redbirds vs Ohio State Buckeyes 11/25/2020
Illinois State Redbirds
The Illinois State Redbirds just finished on top of the worst record in the Missouri Valley Conference at 5-13. Overall, this team had a 10-21 record and in their conference, they are at 5-13. Prior to the start of the season, this team made headlines for the wrong reasons as eight players have to be on quarantine after one player tested positive for COVID-19. Keith Fisher is expected to lead this team as he averaged 9.6 points and six rebounds the previous season. They will get some boost as Dusan Mahorcic and Alex Kotov will join Fisher. They also have two freshmen recruits in Alex Kotov and Harouna Sissoko who are interesting to monitor.
Players to watch: Z. Copeland G (GP 31 MIN 29.9 PTS 14.5 REB 3.1 AST 2.7 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 3.3 FG% 40.2 FT% 78.6 3PT% 38.2), K. Fisher III F (GP 30 MIN 24.6 PTS 9.6 REB 6 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 0.3 TO 2.2 FG% 46 FT% 64.6 3PT% 37.5), D. Horne G (GP 31 MIN 24.5 PTS 8.7 REB 3.1 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 0 TO 1.5 FG% 44.7 FT% 75.9 3PT% 40.2).
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to try and carry on good success from last season. They finished with a record of 21-10 and in the Big Ten Conference, they are at sixth place and tied with the Penn State Nittany Lions with the same overall record. This team forms a four-team logjam in the conference with Iowa Hawkeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions and Rutgers Scarlet Knights. They will be without Kaleb Wesson who is still trying to crack the NBA roster. His bother, Andre Wesson is expected to step into the spotlight as he averaged 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 29 games.
Players to Watch: K. Wesson F GP 31 MIN 29.5 PTS 14 REB 9.3 AST 1.9 STL 0.7 BLK 1 TO 2.5 FG% 44.4 FT% 73.1 3PT% 42.5, D. Washington Jr. G GP 28 MIN 24.9 PTS 11.5 REB 2.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 0.1 TO 1.3 FG% 40.3 FT% 83.3 3PT% 39.3, D.J. Carton G GP 20 MIN 23.9 PTS 10.4 REB 2.8 AST 3 STL 0.7 BLK 0.4 TO 2.6 FG% 47.7 FT% 75.9 3PT% 40.
Illinois State Redbirds vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Picks
The Ohio State Buckeyes are very high on Andre Wesson’s emergence and he will have the chance to showcase that on opening night. Online Betting sees the Illinois State Redbirds as the huge underdogs in this game.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Buckeyes for this match is -2555 while the Redbirds take the +1645.
Spread: It is a wide 17.5 points between both teams as the Redbirds take the +17.5 and the Buckeyes are at -17.5.
Total: 138 is the total handed to this game and the Redbirds are going over while the Buckeyes are under.
Score Prediction: 79-60, Buckeyes win.