Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Betting Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2018 betting NCAA basketball season continues this evening with a flurry of matchups for players to try their luck on. This evening, the Ohio State vs. Indiana basketball matchup will be getting the national nod as ESPN will be broadcasting the game across the nation. Therefore, there won’t be any shortage of viewers for this evening’s action. Considering that the Buckeyes are ranked 17th in the nation, betting sportsbook players can expect them to open as heavy favorites. Let’s take a gander at what kind of turnout the 3 team teaser odds are predicting for this Tuesday night matchup.
Ohio State vs. Indiana Basketball – Tuesday, January 30th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: ESPN 2
Stream: Watch ESPN
Betting NCAA Basketball Lines:
Ohio State Buckeyes -11 (-110) 139 (-110) -700
Indiana Hoosiers +11 (-110) 139 (-110) +500
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes bounce into this Tuesday night pairing flashing an 18-5 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the Big Ten. So far this season, the Buckeyes have posted a near-perfect 9-1 record in conference play. However, Ohio State’s lone loss in the conference came against Penn State, which has caused some betting NCAA basketball players to question Ohio State’s standing. Likewise, that loss caused the Buckeyes to suffer a minor drop in the national rankings. Nevertheless, the Buckeyes enter this evening’s matchup calm and collected; ready to avenge their recent 79-82 loss to the Nittany Lions. By the looks of it, betting sportsbooks think Ohio State will get the job done and then some. Should bettors concur with the bookies and back the favorite in this evening’s Ohio State vs. Indiana basketball betting matchup?
Considering the odds the Buckeyes are facing, there’s not much value in taking them straight up. Alternatively, players can try their luck on the spread. All in all, the Hoosiers might be a better option on the spread since they’re 11-9-2 ATS on the year. For comparison, the Buckeyes are 11-10 against the spread this season. Neither team has had much luck against the over/under lines this season. However, if you had to pick, you might want to go under on this one.
The Hoosiers enter this Big Ten matchup sporting a 12-10 record that ranks them 6th overall in the Big Ten conference. This season’s action has seen Indiana post a 5-5 record in Big Ten play, which is far from impressive. Keeping in line with that sentiment, the evening’s betting odds are siding against the Hoosiers. Unquestionably, this comes as no surprise, especially since Indiana is 1-3 in their last 4 matchups. This includes their most recent 67-74 loss to No. 3 Purdue. Facing another nationally ranked opponent, most betting NCAA basketball players are expecting a similar turnout. The 11-point spread is predicting a bit of a blowout. Does each teams’ stats concur?
All things considered, the Hoosiers will in fact be at a statistical disadvantage this evening. Currently, the Buckeyes are putting up 77.8 points offensively, which beats the 72.8 the Hoosiers throw down. However, the biggest variance is on the defensive side of the ball. The 17th best program in the nation only allots 66.6 points per game. Much less than the 71.5 points the Hoosiers give up each game.