INdiana vs. Ohio State Prediction
Big Ten rivals will meet at Value City Arena in Columbus, OH on Monday evening when No. 18 Ohio State hosts Indiana at 7:00 p.m. ET. The home team has been the better play when these two teams get together but will that be the case tonight?
875 Indiana Hoosiers (+7) at 876 Ohio State Buckeyes (-7); o/u 135.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
Indiana Hoosiers DFS Snapshot
Race Thompson chipped in 13 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and eight rebounds in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 74-69 loss to Wisconsin. Thompson fell just short of posting his second straight double-double Tuesday, but he's now scored in double figures in each of his last six appearances. Across that span, he's averaged 14.8 points and 8.7 rebounds in 30.0 minutes per game.
Ohio State Buckeyes DFS Snapshot
Malakai Branham ended Saturday's 75-62 loss to Iowa with 22 points (9-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes. Branham has been an inconsistent contributor for the Buckeyes this season, but he posted his highest rebound total of the season Saturday while scoring 20-plus points for the fourth time. He's scored in double figures in three of his last four appearances and has averaged 14.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game during that time.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The home team is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Buckeyes have covered in five of their last seven home games. Ohio State is also 6-2 against the spread in its last eight games overall, is 7-2 against the number in its last nine games coming off a double-digit loss at home and is 5-1 ATS in its last six games coming off a loss. On the other side, the Hoosiers are just 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 road games, are winless against the number in their last four games overall and are just 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES -7