The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes are turning more heads these days with their strong play. A chance to get another quality win comes to them this Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers, who will look to spoil the momentum of the Buckeyes. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes NCAA College Basketball Game on February 13 2021
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
When: Saturday, February 13, 2021, 12:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Indiana Hoosiers (odds)
Record: 10-8 Overall / 5-6 Conference
Pressed to score a huge win after back-to-back losses against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Illinois Fighting Illini, the Hoosiers did just that as they took down Luka Garza and the Iowa Hawkeyes at home last Sunday, 67-65. The Hoosiers’ defense grounded the usually high-flying offense of the Hawkeyes. Iowa shot just 38.1 percent from the field and committed 10 turnovers. The Hoosiers have held their last four opponents to only 41.1 percent shooting from the field and 32.9 percent shooting from deep. Indiana is 23rd in the nation with just 91.3 points allowed per 100 possessions. As for their offense, Indiana will look for Trayce Jackson-Davis to deliver for the team again. The big man had 17 points and 12 rebounds against Iowa, while helping on defense to slow down Garza, who shot just 42.9 percent from the floor. Jackson-Davis is among the best players in the Big Ten, as he is averaging 19.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game.
Indiana, which has a game against the Northwestern Wildcats this Wednesday, is 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 games.
Betting on the Ohio State Buckeyes (odds)
Record: 16-4 Overall / 10-4 Conference
Ohio State racked up another win last Monday, defeating the Maryland Terrapins on the road, 73-65, for the Buckeyes’ fifth win in a row. The Buckeyes were carried by their excellent outside shooting, hitting 10 of 26 attempts from deep. Prior to that, they went 14 of 32 from behind the arc in their 89-85 road win over Iowa. Duane Washington Jr. and Kyle Young led the Buckeyes with 18 points apiece, while CJ Walker provided 11 points coming off the bench. EJ Lidell, who leads the Buckeyes this season with 15.4 points per game, only had seven points against Maryland, but the fact that Ohio State won the game despite minimal production from him says a lot about how good his team is. Ohio State is fourth in the nation with 121.0 points per 100 possessions and 10th with only 10.3 turnovers per game. Indiana doesn’t pressure a lot on defense (just 5.7 steals per game) so the Buckeyes can expect to play their usual pace.
Ohio State is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
Ohio State wins, 72-66.
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