|2013 Wichita State vs. Ohio State March Madness Elite 8 Odds & Total|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 30 March 2013 12:00|
Wichita State vs. Ohio State Odds
This game will be played from Staples Center in Los Angeles and is part of the West Region with Ohio State as the second seed and Wichita State the ninth seed. (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is favored in this game, as the Buckeyes have odds of -4.5 points against Wichita State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 130 points. The opening odds had Ohio State favored by 5.5 points. The spread never got higher than that, and hit a low of 4 points before closing at Ohio State -4.5.
Ohio State reached the regional final by defeating Arizona, 73-70 on Thursday night. The Buckeyes used a 20-5 run in the second half to get a lead and hold on late. LaQuinton Ross hit the big shot in the final seconds of play, draining a 3-pointer to put Ohio State ahead, 73-70. Ross finished with 17 points on 5 of 8 shooting. Ohio State also got a big effort from Deshaun Thomas, who had 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting. Ohio State is now 29-7 on the season, 8-0 on a neutral floor and 20-13-1 against the spread.
Wichita State reached its first Elite 8 since 1981 by beating La Salle, 72-58. The Shockers took control early and never looked back. Wichita State played great defense, holding La Salle to 20 of 56 shooting while out-rebounding the Explorers 44-23. Malcolm Armstead led Wichita State in the victory, scoring 18 points with six rebounds and four assists. Carl Hall added 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Wichita State is now 29-8 on the season, 8-1 on a neutral floor and 18-14-2 against the spread.
2013 March Madness Elite 8 Odds – Wichita State vs. Ohio State
523 Wichita State +4.5 Over 130
524 Ohio State -4.5 Under 130