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New Orleans Privateers vs Ohio State Prediction 12/21/2023

The New Orleans Privateers (5-6) travel to face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes (9-2) on Thursday, December 21st. This game will be played at Value City Arena in Columbus and televised on B1G+. Ohio State is coming off a win in their previous game, while New Orleans is looking to get back on track from a loss to the San Francisco. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

New Orleans Privateers vs Ohio State Buckeyes

The New Orleans Privateers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As they prepare for their 12th game of the season, New Orleans currently holds a 5-6 overall record. Over their last ten road games, including those from last year, New Orleans has a 3-7 record. Against the spread, New Orleans has a record of 5-2 thus far in the season. In their last ten games, New Orleans has gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

Through 11 games, New Orleans has an over/under record of 4-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 155.3 points per game so far. The Privateers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 154 points per game and an over/under record of 3-0.

The Ohio State Buckeyes Are Coming Off A Win

Ohio State, who has a 9-2 record on the season, will face New Orleans. The Buckeyes are 2-1 on the road and 5-1 at home. Ohio State’s ATS record is currently below .500, sitting at 4-5. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Ohio State have had an average of 144.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 142.1 points. Their over/under record is 5-4-0. When analyzing the Buckeyes’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 148 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

New Orleans Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, New Orleans offense put up 72 points against San Francisco. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.1% and made 5 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jordan Johnson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 23.1. Khaleb Wilson-Rouse also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.9.

Jordan Johnson (G) 23.1 3.3 4.4
Khaleb Wilson-Rouse (G) 10.9 2.6 1.8
Jamond Vincent (G) 8.0 6.4 1.4

Ohio State Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Ohio State offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against UCLA. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.6%, and they made 1 three. Bruce Thornton is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Roddy Gayle Jr. brings a PPG average of 14.7 into the game.

Bruce Thornton (G) 18.0 2.6 4.2
Roddy Gayle Jr. (G) 14.7 5.1 3.5
Jamison Battle (F) 13.8 4.3 1.2

New Orleans Team Defense

New Orleans’ defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 74.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, New Orleans’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 33.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 18.5% this season.

Ohio State Team Defense

This season, the Ohio State defense has been impressive, holding the 61st position in the country while permitting an average of 65.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. New Orleans. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.8%.

Privateers vs Buckeyes Trends

  • New Orleans has a 1-4 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 73 points per game while allowing 82. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Buckeyes have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 71 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Privateers have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, Ohio State has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 2-1.

Privateers vs Buckeyes Prediction

In this Buckeyes vs. Buckeyes matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Buckeyes at -22.5. While we project the Buckeyes to win 77-67, our recommendation is to bet on the Privateers for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 156, and our model predicts the Privateers and Buckeyes to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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