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Ohio State vs. Cincinnati Basketball College Basketball Betting Odds

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Ohio State vs. Cincinnati Basketball Betting Picks

The 2018 college basketball betting season kicks off for both teams in tonight’s Ohio State vs. Cincinnati Basketball matchup. Both sides are coming off highly successful seasons and will be looking to build off that success in 2018. Naturally, both sides will be looking to kick off the year with a win. However, only one can emerge victorious. Which side will the NCAA sportsbook odds peg as the betting favorite? Let’s take a quick gander at the betting odds to find out.

Ohio State vs. Cincinnati Basketball – Wednesday, November 7th            

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio


Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Ohio State +5½ (-110) 136½ (-110)   +200
Cincinnati -5½ (-110) 136½ (-110) -240
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Ohio State Buckeyes        

The Buckeyes are coming off a highly successful 25-9 season that saw Ohio State post a 15-3 record in conference play. This lead to a 3rd place overall ranking in the Big Ten and naturally an invite to the conference championship. Unfortunately, that invite didn’t amount to much as Ohio Stat would be eliminated right from the get go. Facing Penn State in the quarterfinals, Ohio State would lose a tight contest 68-69. Although they were vying for a better outing in the national tournament, that hope didn’t come to fruition either. Ohio State did however, manage to defeat South Dakota State in the First Round 81-73. Nevertheless that would be as far as the program would make it since Gonzaga displayed their dominance in the second round 84-90, sending the Buckeyes packing. But with some eye-catching recruits, Ohio State is ready to kick off the 2018 college basketball betting season with a splash.

Players to Watch: CJ Jackson (12.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.9 apg), Jae’Sean Tate (12.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.9 apg), and Kaleb Wesson (10.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.9 apg).

Cincinnati Bearcats      

The Bearcats turned in a highly successful 31-5 record in 2018. That included a 16-2 record in the American Athletic Conference which saw them finish as the best team, in the AAC. Ultimately Cincinnati would go on to prove their ACC dominance in the conference tournament, winning the tourney handily. All in all Cincy was unchallenged up until the championship game, where Houston gave them a run for their money. But in the end, the Bearcats found a way to win 56-55. In the NCAA Tournament, Cincinnati, like Ohio State, would be eliminated in the Second Round. Their opening matchup resulted in a dominant 68-53 win over Georgia State. However, Nevada would best them in the following matchup 73-75.

Players to Watch: Jarron Cumberland (11.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.9 apg), Kyle Washington (11.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 0.4 apg), and Cane Broome (7.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.8 apg).     

Ohio State vs. Cincinnati Basketball Betting Predictions


  • Ohio State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games
Ohio State vs. Cincinnati Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Ohio State vs. Cincinnati basketball matchup? All things considered, Cincinnati at home is looking like the safer pick. Granted, taking Ohio State straight up can be quite lucrative. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 88-84 Cincinnati.