Game: College Basketball: Youngstown State v Ohio State Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAB Betting Odds & Lines, Youngstown State vs Ohio State Picks & Youngstown State vs Ohio State Predictions
Date: Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018
Start time: 7:00 PM EST, Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
TV Channel: BTN
Best Ohio State Buckeyes Lines: -27 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 144½: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NCAA Basketball, we will see Youngstown State at Ohio State.
Youngstown is 4-8 on the season and even though the Penguins managed to snap their four-game losing streak with a win over Binghamton in their last game, things aren’t looking bright at all for them. They have played impressively on offense, averaging 78.1 points per game but on defense, they have been very leaky, allowing over 82 points per game. Garrett Covington leads the team with 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Ohio State started the season very well, winning 9 of their first 10 games. They were able to bounce back from the Syracuse loss with 3 consecutive wins. The team is shooting 48% from the floor and 37% from three while averaging 77.7 points per game on offense. Kaleb Wesson leads the Buckeyes with 15.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. The Buckeyes are great on defense, allowing their opponents to score just 62 points per game.
The Buckeyes will start the game red-hot and they will increase their lead until halftime. After that, it will be almost impossible for the inexperienced Penguins’ team to get back into the contest. I believe that Ohio State will cover the spread with ease.