Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Free Pick - Betting Analysis - Odds

Date: 
February 15, 8:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Penn State -1
Total: 
138

The Penn State Nittany Lions (18-9) host the 8th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (22-5) in a Big 10 game at the Bryce Jordan Center tonight at

University Park, Pennsylvania at 8:00 PM ET. On the NCAA board, Penn State is a 1-point home favorite with a total line offered at 138 points.

In their last game, Ohio State hosted Iowa and put an 82-64 beat down on them getting not only the victory but also the point spread cover as a -14.5 favorite. Kaleb Wesson was the high scorer for the Buckeyes with 18 points on 5 of 8 shooting and added seven rebounds, and four of five starters for the team recorded at least 11 points. Jack Nunge came off the bench and was the top scorer for the Hawkeyes with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting and was one of only two players for the squad that scored in double figures. Ohio State outscored Iowa by 10 points in the first half and led by as many as 28 points in the second. For the game, they shot an excellent 52.7% from the floor while holding the Hawkeyes to just 42.4% shooting. Ohio State has won four in a row and 12 of their last 13 games and leads Big Ten standings with a 13-1 W/L record.

Penn State was on the road in their last game where they beat Illinois 74-52 covering the -3.5 point spread and the 126 points scored fell well below the total line of 144.5. Shep Garner was the high scorer for the Nittany Lions with 16 points on 5 of 14 shooting missing nine of his 13 3-pointers and every starter for the team went for double figures. Leron Black led the Fighting Illini with 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting, and he picked up six rebounds. Penn State was only up by one at the half but dominated Illinois in the second half outscoring them 37-16. Overall in the game, they shot a quality 54.5% from the floor while holding the Fighting Illini to an embarrassing 39.2% shooting. Penn State has won three in a row and five of their last six games and is 8-6 in conference play.

Ohio State ranks 94th in the nation in ppg and 37th in opponents’ ppg, and Penn State ranks 115th in ppg and 40th in opponents’ ppg.

These teams met earlier this season at Ohio State on January 25th where the Nittany Lions beat the Buckeyes 82-79.

This season Ohio State is 14-11 ATS with an O/U record of 6-19 and Penn State is 12-10-1 ATS with an O/U record of 10-13.

Get more details: Ohio State at Penn State Match-Up

SAGARIN RATINGS

Ohio State: 86.94
Penn State: 83.82

INJURY REPORT

OHIO STATE

[G] 02/14/2018 - Kam Williams is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Penn State ( Suspension )

PENN STATE

NONE

Ohio State at Penn State NCAAB Key Betting Trends

  • OSU is 5-0 ATS in their last five road games
  • OSU is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games
  • OSU has an Under record of 4-0 in their last four road games
  • PSU is 5-1 ATS in their previous six games
  • PSU is 6-0 ATS in their last six home games against a team with a winning road record
  • PSU has an Under record of 11-4 in their previous 15 home games

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OSU vs. PSU Betting Angles

Ohio State is 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games against Penn State.

The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five games between these teams.

In the last 16 games between these teams, the Over record is 11-5.

In the last 11 games between these teams at Penn State, the Under record is 8-3.

Ohio State at Penn State Prediction 2/15/18

Two of the hottest teams in the conference take to the floor at

University Park tonight. The Buckeyes have lost only one Big Ten game this season, and that came at home against the Nittany Lions. Ohio State lost that contest by three points which were due to their lack of production from the charity stripe in the game where they were a dismal 7 of 15. Penn State has been playing exceptionally well, winning five of their last six, but four of those wins were against fading rivals. Look for the Buckeyes to get some vengeance for their home loss tonight.

Free Pick: 
Take the Ohio State Buckeyes +1 (RC)

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