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Ohio State vs. Indiana Hoosiers Prediction 1/6/2024

The Ohio State Buckeyes (12-2) travel to face off against the Indiana Hoosiers (10-4) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington and televised on FOX. Ohio State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Indiana is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nebraska. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers

The Ohio State Buckeyes Are Coming Off A Win

Ohio State comes into today’s game with an overall record of 12-2 and are favored by 2.5 points on the road. So far this season, the Buckeyes have gone 2-1 on the road and have an average scoring margin of +11.3 points per game away from home.

In their last game, Ohio State took on Rutgers and came away with a 76-72 victory. Over their last ten road games, the Buckeyes have gone 6-4.

Ohio State’s ATS record this season is 5-8, and they are 4-8 vs. the spread when favored. On the road, the Buckeyes have gone 2-1 ATS this year and are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games. Over their last three games as the favorite, Ohio State has an ATS mark of 1-2.

So far this season, the over/under record for Ohio State games is 8-5. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (142.7). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 138 points compared to their season average of 143.8 points per game.

The Indiana Hoosiers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Indiana comes into today’s game as the underdog, getting 2.5 points. So far this season, the Hoosiers are 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play. At home, Indiana is 8-2 and has won three straight games.

In their last game, the Hoosiers faced Nebraska and lost by a score of 86-70. Over their last ten games at home, Indiana is 8-2 and 3-0 in their last three games at home.

As the underdog this season, Indiana has gone 2-3 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-5, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hoosiers are 5-5.

Indiana’s over/under record for the season is 8-6 and today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (144.6). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 163 points.

Ohio State Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Ohio State offense ended with 76 points against Rutgers. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.7% and made 11 threes. One area that the Ohio State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 102nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.

Bruce Thornton (G) 17.4 3.0 4.2
Roddy Gayle Jr. (G) 14.9 5.5 3.4
Jamison Battle (F) 14.9 4.9 1.3

Indiana Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Indiana offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Nebraska. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.1%, and they made 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Malik Reneau who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.1. Kel’el Ware also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.3.

Malik Reneau (F) 16.1 5.7 2.9
Kel’el Ware (C) 15.3 9.0 1.8
Trey Galloway (G) 10.9 2.0 3.4

Ohio State Team Defense

The Buckeyes’ defense is presently ranked 51st nationally, allowing an average of 65.4 points per contest. Against Rutgers, the Buckeyes’ defense gave up 72 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Rutgers only made 9 free-throws.

Indiana Team Defense

So far, the Hoosiers’ defense is ranked 200th in the country at 74.3 points per contest. Indiana’s three-point defense is currently 187th in the country at 9.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.9% of their shots vs. Indiana.

Buckeyes vs Hoosiers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Buckeyes offense has averaged 71 points per game while allowing an average of 70. Ohio State posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • In their last five games at home, the Hoosiers have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-2-1 vs the spread. The team averaged 71 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Hoosiers have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Buckeyes have a straight up record of 3-0, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Buckeyes vs Hoosiers Prediction

The Hoosiers come in as the underdog at +2.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 149.5, and our model predicts the Buckeyes and Hoosiers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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