Illinois State vs. Ohio State Prediction

Illinois State vs. Ohio State, 11/25/20 College Basketball Predictions

No. 23 Ohio State opens its season at home against Illinois State at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday from Value City Arena in Columbus, OH. Will the Buckeyes have any issues covering the 18.5 points as a home favorite?

Game Snapshot

741 Illinoi State Redbirds (+18.5) at 742 Ohio State Buckeyes (-18.5); o/u 135.5

2:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Value City Arena, Columbus, OH

TV: ESPN

Illinois State vs. Ohio State Prediction

The Redbirds are 6-15-1 against the spread in their last 22 games overall and have failed to cover in 10 of their last 12 road games as well. They also have not been profitable in an underdog role, posting a 4-10-1 record against the spread in their last 15 games as a dog and going 2-10 against the number in their last 12 games as a road underdog.

On the other side, the Buckeyes are a perfect 8-0 against the spread the last eight times they’ve been chalk, either home or away. Ohio State is also 4-0 against the number in its last four games played on Wednesday and has cashed six straight tickets dating back to last season when playing on home court.

Finally, the Buckeyes are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 16-5 against the number in their last 21 games when favored at home.

WEDNESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES -18.5

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