Ohio State vs. Arizona Odds
PORTLAND, OR (TheSpread) – Two strong programs meet in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament today as No. 2 Arizona faces No. 10 Ohio State at 5:15PM ET on CBS.
Arizona is 32-3 on the season, 7-0 on a neutral floor and 22-13 against the spread. Ohio State comes into this game at 24-10 overall, 3-2 on a neutral floor and 15-17-1 against the spread. Ohio State advanced to today’s round of 32 with a 75-72 OT win over VCU on Thursday. Arizona reached the third round by defeating Texas Southern, 93-72 on Thursday afternoon. These two last met in the 2013 NCAA Tournament with Ohio State getting a 73-70 win over Arizona, but the Wildcats covered the 3.5-point spread.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arizona is favored to win this contest, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -9 points against the Buckeyes. The over/under total for the game has been set at 138.5 points. This game is being played from the Moda Center in Portland.
Ohio State has won six of its last eight games entering today, but the Buckeyes are just 3-6 against the spread in their last nine. Despite being the higher seed, Ohio State was a 3.5-point favorite in Thursday’s 3-point win. The Buckeyes have hit the over in three straight coming into today. Arizona has won 12 straight games coming into Saturday and the Wildcats are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight. Recently Arizona has been trending with the under, as they have hit it in three of their last four games.