Redhawks vs. Buckeyes Prediction
The fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season tonight as they host the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. Can OSU cover the big spread?
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Value City Arena at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Buckeyes are 30.5-point favorites on the spread line. The total sits at 136 points. As of Tuesday morning, 67 percent of public bets are being placed on host Ohio State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Redhawks drop third straight
Southeast Missouri State lost by a count of 65-50 Sunday night at Youngstown State to drop to 3-7 overall and 0-5 on the road. The Redhawks trailed 38-24 at halftime and were unable to bounce back. Darrious Agnew paced SE Missouri State with 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting plus 1-of-3 at the free throw line. He also accounted for six rebounds and two assists. Isaiah Gable added 10 points, six boards and two assists off the bench.
Buckeyes stumble at Golden Gophers
Ohio State was upset Sunday night at Minnesota to fall to 9-1 overall and 1-1 in Big Ten Conference action. The Buckeyes trailed 38-29 at halftime and could not mount a comeback after the break. D.J. Carton led OSU with 19 points off the bench on 6-of-12 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also notched two rebounds and two assists. E.J. Liddell tallied 14 points, five boards, two steals and two blocked shots. Kaleb Wesson added 12 points, six caroms and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
SE Missouri State
The Redhawks are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. Southeast Missouri State is 5-1 ATS in its last six Tuesday games.
The Buckeyes are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games. Ohio State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games following an ATS loss.
The Buckeyes are still one of the best teams in the nation despite falling flat at Minnesota. My issue here is perhaps a letdown with Kentucky on deck. The Redhawks are certainly not a good basketball team, but this spread is huge and Ohio State might be saving something for its showdown Saturday against the Wildcats on a neutral court. I don’t neccessarily feel great about betting on Southeast Missouri State, but knowing that OSU could win 83-53 (projected total) and still not cover the spread makes me feel a little better.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SE MISSOURI STATE REDHAWKS +30.5