Looking to win big? The Buckeyes and Scarlet Knights face off at 2:00 ET on BTN. The Scarlet Knights are hosting the game at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, NJ. In this Big Ten matchup, Ohio State is favored by -1 vs. Rutgers. The over/under for the game is 134 points.

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES VS RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +1

This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.

WHY BET THE RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Scarlet Knights.
  • Not only will Rutgers pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Buckeyes?

Ohio State will head on the road to take on Rutgers as a one-point favorite. The Buckeyes have an 18-12 overall record and have won three straight games. In Big Ten play, Ohio State is 8-11 compared to a 10-1 non-conference record.

On the road this season, the Buckeyes are 4-8, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 road games. For the season, Ohio State’s average scoring margin on the road is -2.7 points per game.

Ohio State has an ATS record of 13-17 this season, including a mark of 5-7 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Buckeyes are 8-12 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Ohio State has gone 5-5 ATS.

So far this season, Ohio State’s over/under record is 17-13 and today’s line of 134 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record in those games is 2-1.

The Ohio State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 84 points vs. Michigan. Overall their field goal percentage was 56.2% while connecting on 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Bruce Thornton, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.2, while Jamison Battle also carries a PPG average of 14.6 into the game.

The Buckeyes’ defense is presently ranked 103rd nationally, allowing an average of 69.6 points per contest. Against Michigan in their most recent game, the Ohio State defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing Michigan to hit 56% of their shots.

Do the Scarlet Knights Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, Rutgers has gone 12-6, and over their last 10 home games, they are 6-4. So far, they have been the underdog in 15 games, going 4-11 in those matchups. Their record in the Big Ten is 7-12, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak.

Over their last five games, the Scarlet Knights have gone 3-2, including a 78-66 loss to Wisconsin in their most recent contest. On the year, they have a record of 15-15, and they are 8-3 in non-conference games.

As the underdog this season, Rutgers has gone 6-9 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 9-9. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Scarlet Knights are 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, they are 1-2 ATS.

The over/under record for Rutgers’ games this season is 10-20, and today’s line of 134 is lower than the average OU line in their games (137). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer than 134 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their most recent game, the Scarlet Knights’ offense tallied 66 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.3 points per game. Jeremiah Williams led the scoring for the Scarlet Knights, contributing 16 points. Additionally, Gavin Griffiths chipped in with 14 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Rutgers defense is giving up an average of 66.4 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. Ohio State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.5%.