Ohio State Buckeyes vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction 12/30/2023

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction 12/30/2023

The Ohio State Buckeyes (10-2) travel to face off against the West Virginia Mountaineers (5-7) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on FOX. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs West Virginia Mountaineers

The Ohio State Buckeyes Are Coming Off A Win

Ohio State is heading into their 13th game of the season with a 10-2 overall record. In their last five road games, which includes games from last year, Ohio State has gone 3-2. In terms of covering the spread, Ohio State comes into today’s game with a 5-7 ATS record. On the road this season, the Buckeyes are 2-1 vs. the spread, and in their previous ten road games, they are 6-4 ATS.

After 12 games, Ohio State has an over/under record of 7-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 143.5 points per game so far. The Buckeyes have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 134 points per game.

The West Virginia Mountaineers Are Coming Off A Win

This will be West Virginia’s 13th game of the season and they are currently 5-7. If they win today, they will be .500 on the road, as they are currently 5-6. As of today, West Virginia holds a 5-7 ATS record. In their previous five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

West Virginia comes in with an over/under record of 5-7-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 136.6 points per game so far. The Mountaineers’ last five games have finished with a combined 146 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Ohio State Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Buckeyes’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 79.4 points per game. On the offensive front, the Buckeyes have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 131st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 71st in terms of percentage and 128th in three-pointers made.

Bruce Thornton (G) 17.4 2.6 4.0
Jamison Battle (F) 14.1 4.7 1.4
Roddy Gayle Jr. (G) 13.8 5.2 3.3

West Virginia Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, West Virginia offense put up 91 points against Toledo. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Raequan Battle with 29 points. Quinn Slazinski also added 14 points for the Mountaineers.

Quinn Slazinski (F) 15.9 5.0 2.2
Jesse Edwards (C) 14.8 8.7 1.1
Kobe Johnson (G) 8.6 3.2 2.9

Ohio State Team Defense

So far this season, the Ohio State defense has been performing well, ranking 36th in the country at 64.1 points allowed per contest. In today’s game vs. West Virginia, the Ohio State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Ohio State made 18 free-throws vs. the Buckeyes.

West Virginia Team Defense

At this time, the Mountaineers’ defense is positioned 107th in the country, permitting 68.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Toledo, the Rockets finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 81 points vs. West Virginia.

Buckeyes vs Mountaineers Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Ohio State has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 73 points per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Mountaineers have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 60 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last ten games that West Virginia was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Buckeyes have an overall record of 4-1 while going 2-3 against the spread.

Buckeyes vs Mountaineers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +9.5, the Mountaineers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Buckeyes and Mountaineers to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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

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