Ohio State vs. Virginia Prediction
Will tonight's non-conference tilt between Ohio State and Virginia turn into a defensive struggle at 9:15PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are now 12.5-point home favorites to knock off the Buckeyes after opening as a 10.5-point favorite when the odds were first posted. As for the total, the number hit the board at 119.5 but has been bet up to 120.
OHIO STATE KEY TRENDS: The Buckeyes are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games overall and are just 4-10 at the betting window in their last 10 games as a road underdog. They're also 7-22-1 against the spread in their last 30 road games, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games as an underdog and are 1-7 at the betting window in their last eight games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.
VIRGINIA KEY TRENDS: The Cavaliers are 9-1-1 against the spread in their last 11 home games, they're 13-2-1 against the number in their last 16 games as a favorite, and are 5-1-1 at the betting window in their last seven non-conference games. They're also 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 games overall and have cashed in all four of their last four games following an ATS loss.
OUR PREDICTION: The under has cashed in nine of the Buckeyes' last 13 non-conference games, is 6-2 in their last eight games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and are 3-1-1 in their last five road games following three or more consecutive home games. The under is also 4-0 in the Cavaliers' last four non-conference games, are 6-1 in their last seven games versus Big Ten opponents and have cashed in 16 of their last 21 games overall.
WEDNESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: OHIO STATE/VIRGINIA UNDER 120