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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12/29/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12-29-2019 Picks Predictions and Previews

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12/29/2019 – The Ohio State Buckeyes are undefeated at home and carry an 11-1 record. They will be playing the West Virginia Mountaineers in their home court at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio this Sunday, December 29 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. Fox Sports 1 owns the TV rights of this game and live streaming is made available through Sofa Score. The Mountaineers are a tough customer and they have a 10-1 record before going to this game against the Buckeyes. Still, How To Bet On Basketball Games think that the Buckeyes will stay unblemished at home.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12/29/2019

When: Sunday, December 29, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland Ohio
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Sofascore

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12/29/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
West Virginia +8 (-110) 137 o (-110) +240
Ohio State -8 (-110) 137 u (-110) -280
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West Virginia Mountaineers

The Mountaineers are starting to win again and they just took victories on their last three games. Their last registered loss was back on December 7 against St. John Red Storm. The Mountaineers have two imposing forwards in the paint with Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver. Tshiebwe is doing 12.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in just 22 minutes of playing time. While Culver does 11.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 24 minutes. Most of the games of West Virginia Mountaineers were blowout wins so Culver and Tsiebwe do not see action much if the game is already decided early. Against the Buckeyes, they need those two to keep the defense clicking and get Jermaine Haley and Emmitt Matthews on fire from beyond the three-point arc.

Players to watch:

O. Tshiebwe F (11 GP 22.3 MIN 12.9 PTS 9.3 REB 0.5 AST 0.6 STL 1.2 BLK 1.9 TO 60.7 FG% 64.2 FT% 0 3P%), D. Culver F (11 GP 24.1 MIN 11.4 PTS 9.4 REB 2.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 45.7 FG% 75 FT% 0 3P%), J. Haley G (10 GP 24.8 MIN 11.1 PTS 5.4 REB 1.7 AST 1.4 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 64.2 FG% 59 FT% 40 3P%).

Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes won their last two games and they are eager to start another winning streak. Being at home gives them the edge but the Mountaineers are not to be underestimated. Ohio State is anchored by Kaleb Wesson who does 13.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 blocks in the game. He will have his hands full against Culver and Tsiebwe but he also has help coming from athletic guards Duane Washington and DJ Carton who both averages 11.1 points each. This Buckeyes team is a prolific three-point shooting squad with five or their players shooting above 40% from beyond the arc. Expect them to bank on their outside shooting to win this game.

Players to watch:

K. Wesson F (12 GP 25.4 MIN 13.9 PTS 9 REB 2.1 AST 0.3 STL 1.5 BLK 2.4 TO 45.8 FG% 78.5 FT% 46.2 3P%), D. Washington Jr. G (10 GP 22 MIN 11.1 PTS 2.7 REB 1.6 AST 0.1 STL 0.1 BLK 1.2 TO 50 FG% 71.4 FT% 50 3P%), D.J. Carton G (12 GP 22.7 MIN 11.1 PTS 2.9 REB 2.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 53.5 FG% 73.7 FT% 38.2 3P%).

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Predictions

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West Virginia Mountaineers

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of West Virginia’s last 10 games.
West Virginia is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
Mountaineers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
West Virginia is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games played in December.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Buckeyes are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 6 games.
Ohio State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games.
Buckeyes are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Ohio State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Picks

The Buckeyes are more complete from different areas and they are expected to win this game according to Online Sportsbook. This should be a game where the winner will come from the team that controls the paint better. Both teams have good big men but Ohio State has the advantage of having multiple shooters surrounding the three-point line.

Moneyline: The Buckeyes are the much-favored team in this match and they will be on the ML of -280 while the Mountaineers are given a +240.

Spread: The Mountaineers and Buckeyes are 8 points across the spread. Ohio State is on the -8 while Mountaineers are on the other side at +8

Total: Ohio State is expected to go under the 137 total of this match. On the other hand, West Virginia is going over.

Score Prediction: 75-65, Buckeyes win.