Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAB Betting Prediction

Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction 2/6/2024

The Indiana Hoosiers (13-9) travel to face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes (13-9) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at Value City Arena in Columbus and televised on PEAC. Both Indiana and Ohio State will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes

The Indiana Hoosiers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Indiana enters this game as a +6 underdog on the road. The Hoosiers have struggled away from home this season, going just 2-5 compared to their 11-4 record at home.

Indiana has lost four straight games on the road and comes into this game with a 3-7 record in their last ten road games. They are also 2-8 as an underdog this season.

Indiana’s ATS record this season is 11-10-1, including a mark of 3-3-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hoosiers are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Indiana’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-11 and today’s line of 145 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games (146). So far this year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 145. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Ohio State Buckeyes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Ohio State is coming off a narrow 79-77 loss to Iowa, and the Buckeyes have now lost four straight games. Their record this season is 13-9, including a 3-8 mark in Big Ten play.

At home, Ohio State is 10-3 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2. For the year, the Buckeyes have been favored in 16 games, going 12-4.

As the favorite this season, Ohio State has gone just 5-11 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buckeyes are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home, Ohio State has an ATS record of 4-9 this year and over their last 10 home games, they are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Ohio State games this year is 12-10 and today’s over/under line of 145 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year (144.4). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 153 points.

Indiana Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Hoosiers’ offense tallied 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.5 points per game. On the offensive front, the Hoosiers have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 62nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 310th in terms of percentage and 346th in three-pointers made.

Malik Reneau (F) 16.0 5.8 2.8
Kel’el Ware (C) 15.3 9.5 1.7
Mackenzie Mgbako (F) 11.0 4.2 1.5

Ohio State Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Ohio State offense ended with 77 points against Iowa. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.8% and made 7 threes. Leading Ohio State in scoring vs. Iowa was Jamison Battle with his 17 points. Felix Okpara also added 14 points for the Buckeyes.

Bruce Thornton (G) 15.6 3.1 4.3
Jamison Battle (F) 14.2 5.2 1.1
Roddy Gayle Jr. (G) 14.0 4.7 3.1

Indiana Team Defense

At present, the Hoosiers’ defense is nationally ranked 222nd, allowing 74.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.6 threes per game vs. Ohio State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.1%.

Ohio State Team Defense

At present, the Buckeyes’ defense is nationally ranked 107th, allowing 69.5 points per game. Ohio State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Iowa offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 79 points.

Hoosiers vs Buckeyes Trends

  • Indiana has a 0-3 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 66 points per game while allowing 75. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Buckeyes have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 71 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hoosiers have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • The last ten games that Ohio State was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 7-3 straight up.

Hoosiers vs Buckeyes Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Buckeyes to win, and have the projected score sitting at 76-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Buckeyes at -6.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 145 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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