Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hoosiers and Buckeyes. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on PEAC, and it’s hosted by the Buckeyes at Value City Arena in Columbus, OH. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 143 points, and Ohio State is favored by -6 to win at home against Indiana.

INDIANA HOOSIERS VS OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -6

This game will be played at Value City Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Buckeyes.
  • Not only will Ohio State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Indiana Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Indiana comes into this game as a 6-point underdog, and they have gone 2-8 in 10 games as the underdog this season. On the road, the Hoosiers are just 2-5 this season, and they have lost four straight road games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -7.7 points per game.

In their last game, Indiana lost to Penn State by a score of 85-71. Over their last 10 road games, the Hoosiers have gone 3-7, and they are just 1-4 over their last five games away from home.

Against the spread, Indiana is 11-10-1 this season. When the Hoosiers have been the underdog, their ATS record is 5-5. On the road, Indiana is 3-3-1 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 road games, they are 4-5-1.

Indiana’s over/under record for the season is 11-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 146. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 143. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

In their recent matchup, the Indiana offense ended with 71 points against Penn State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 5 threes. One area that the Indiana offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 40th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 47%.

Currently, the Hoosiers’ defense holds the 219th rank in the nation, allowing 74.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Indiana’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.1% this season.

Can the Buckeyes Please their Home Crowd?

Ohio State has struggled recently, losing four straight games. The Buckeyes are 13-9 on the season, including a 3-8 record in Big Ten play. However, they have been much better at home, going 10-3 compared to their 3-6 road record.

This season, Ohio State has been favored in 16 of their 22 games, going 12-4 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +11.0 points per game.

Ohio State’s ATS record this season is 7-15, which includes a 4-9 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Buckeyes are just 3-7 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, Ohio State has gone 1-2 ATS.

Ohio State’s over/under record for the season sits at 12-10, and the average over/under line in their games is 144.4. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 143. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

In their latest game, Ohio State offense put up 77 points against Iowa. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.8% and made 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Bruce Thornton, who is averaging 15.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jamison Battle also maintains a PPG average of 14.2 heading into game.

Currently, the Buckeyes’ defense holds the 106th rank in the nation, allowing 69.5 points per game. Against Iowa in their most recent game, the Ohio State defense gave up a total of 79 points while allowing Iowa to hit 53% of their shots.