The struggling Indiana Hoosiers will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten matchup to close the regular season. The college basketball betting spread favors the Buckeyes by 3-points. Tip-off is this Saturday, March 4th at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Indiana Hoosiers Vs Ohio State Buckeyes Spread & ATS Pick
What: Indiana Hoosiers (16-14) at Ohio State Buckeyes (17-13)
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Columbus, Ohio
Stadium: Value City Arena
Spread: Ohio State -3
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Indiana vs Ohio State
Why Bet The Indiana Hoosiers To Beat The Buckeyes
The Indiana Hoosiers have lost six of their last seven games, including an 86-75 defeat to Purdue in their last outing. They are 16-14 SU and 11-17-1 ATS this season. They average 79.9 points per game (41st) and allow 72.7 points per game (193rd).
Indiana shoots 47.6% from the field (36th) and 37.1% from beyond the arc (80th). Junior guard James Blackmon Jr. (17.0 PPG & 4.8 RPG) scored 16 points, shooting 5-9 from the field against the Boilermakers.
"We’re a different team than what we were last year," coach Tom Crean said.
The Hoosiers average 39.6 rebounds per game (22nd), 14.3 assists (Tied-129th) and 6.40 steals. Their point differential is +7.2. Center Thomas Bryant leads the team with 7.0 rebounds and sophomore forward OG Anunoby is tops with 1.3 steals per game.
Why Bet The Ohio State Buckeyes To Beat The Hoosiers
Ohio State has won its last two games. The Buckeyes are 17-13 SU and 11-17-1 ATS this season. They average 72.7 points per game (Tied-195th) and give up 69.0 points per game (92nd).
The Buckeyes shoot 46.2% from the field (85th) and 35.0% from three-point land (180th). Sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle (11.4 PPG & 4.8 APG) scored 17 points, coming off the bench for the second game in a row.
"Obviously we felt comfortable with it and he had his reads," coach Thad Matta said. "He made the right read and we had plenty of time there to pass if he needed to."
The Buckeyes average 37.6 rebounds (85th), 13.5 assists (Tied-178th) and 5.27 steals per game. They have a +3.67-point differential this season. Center Trevor Thompson leads the team with 9.0 rebounds per game and JaQuan Lyle is tops with 1.1 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Indiana is 3-1 ATS in the last four games against Ohio State
- Indiana is 8-12-1 ATS this season, 2-7-1 ATS on the road, & 2-6-1 as an underdog or PK.
- OSU is 8-12 ATS this season, 5-5 ATS at home, & 3-6 ATS as a favorite.
- Four of the last five games in the series have ended UNDER the game total
Hoosiers Vs Buckeyes Pick
I am betting the better team at home in this one. The Buckeyes to cover.