Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAAB Betting Prediction

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Prediction 3/10/2024

The Ohio State Buckeyes (18-12) travel to face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (15-15) on Sunday, March 10th. This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway and televised on BTN. Ohio State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Rutgers is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wisconsin. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Ohio State Buckeyes Are Coming Off A Win

Ohio State is favored by 1 point on the road against Rutgers. They are 15-5 as the favorite this season and have gone 14-4 at home compared to 4-8 on the road. The Buckeyes have won three straight games and have an overall record of 18-12.

Over their last 10 road games, Ohio State has gone just 3-7. Their average scoring margin on the road is -2.7 points per game. In their last outing, the Buckeyes defeated Michigan by a score of 84-61.

As the favorite this season, Ohio State has gone 8-12 vs. the spread. On the road, the Buckeyes are 5-7 ATS this year and 4-6 in their last 10 road games. Over their last three road games, Ohio State has a 2-1 ATS mark.

This season, the over/under record for Ohio State games is 17-13. The average scoring total in their games is 144.1 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 134. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and their average scoring total in those games is 136 points.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the Scarlet Knights prepare to take on Ohio State, they find themselves as one-point underdogs. Rutgers has a record of 15-15 this season, including a 12-6 mark at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

Rutgers has lost two straight games and is 7-12 in Big Ten play. For the season, they have gone 8-3 in non-conference games compared to 7-12 in the Big Ten.

As the underdog, Rutgers has gone just 6-9 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Scarlet Knights have an ATS record of 4-6. At home this season, Rutgers is 9-9 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Rutgers is 10-20 and today’s over/under line of 134 is lower than the average scoring total in their games of 132.7. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 133.

Ohio State Offense Breakdown

Ohio State’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 84 points against Michigan. They had an overall field goal percentage of 56.2% and made 25/31 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Bruce Thornton, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.2, while Jamison Battle also maintains a PPG average of 14.6 leading up to the game.

Bruce Thornton (G) 16.2 3.4 4.2
Jamison Battle (F) 14.6 4.9 1.1
Roddy Gayle Jr. (G) 13.8 4.6 3.0

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

The Rutgers offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 66 points versus Wisconsin. During the game, they attempted 21 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 44.6%. Clifford Omoruyi is leading the team in scoring at 10.7 points per contest. Aundre Hyatt has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.4 going into the game.

Clifford Omoruyi (C) 10.7 8.5 0.5
Aundre Hyatt (F) 10.4 4.6 1.3
Derek Simpson (G) 8.7 3.3 3.0

Ohio State Team Defense

The Buckeyes’ defense is presently ranked 110th nationally, allowing an average of 69.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Michigan, the Wolverines finished with a field goal percentage of 56% and a total of 61 points vs. Ohio State.

Rutgers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Rutgers defense is giving up an average of 66.4 points per contest. Rutgers’ three-point defense is currently 148th in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.4% of their shots vs. Rutgers.

Buckeyes vs Scarlet Knights Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Ohio State has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 64 points per game.
  • Although Rutgers has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 63 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Rutgers has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Buckeyes have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.

Buckeyes vs Scarlet Knights Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +1, we have the Scarlet Knights as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 134 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the over.

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