Ohio State at Indiana odds, picks and best bets

Previewing Saturday’s Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers sports betting odds and lines, with college basketball betting picks and tips.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (11-4, 1-3 Big Ten) visit the Indiana Hoosiers (12-3, 2-2) Saturday at Assembly Hall for a 12 p.m. ET tip-off. We analyze the Ohio State-Indiana odds and betting lines, with college basketball betting advice and tips around this matchup.

The Buckeyes are ranked 12th in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll, but have lost three games in a row.

Ohio State at Indiana: Three things you need to know

1. The Buckeyes have lost their last three, most recently 67-55 to No. 14 Maryland as a 2.5-point underdog Tuesday. Junior F Kaleb Wesson leads OSU in scoring (14.7 PPG), rebounds (9.3 RPG) and blocks (1.3 BPG).

2. The Hoosiers snapped a two-game skid, but didn’t look good doing it in a 66-62 home win vs. last-place Northwestern Wednesday. Freshman F Trayce Jackson-Davis leads IU in scoring (15.2 PPG), rebounds (8.3 RPG) and blocks (2.1 BPG).

3. The Buckeyes have won the last four in the series, covering the spread in all but an 80-78 overtime win in Bloomington as a 2.5-point favorite. In their last meeting, Ohio State eliminated Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament with a 79-75 second-round victory – it was each team’s first game in the tourney as they received byes.

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Ohio State at Indiana: Odds, betting lines and picks

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:45 a.m. ET.


Indiana 72, Ohio State 67

Moneyline (ML)

There’s no moneyline posted as of this publishing, which is fine since the line is so small.

Against the Spread (ATS)

INDIANA (+1.5, +100) is the STRONGEST PLAY. Despite the Hoosiers not playing well lately, and the Buckeyes really needing a win, homecourts rule in the Big Ten. IU is 10-1 at home; OSU is 1-2 on the road. Look for Indiana to feed off the Assembly Hall crowd, which rumor has it will include former coach Bob Knight.

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Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 135.5 (-106) is worth a small play. The Hoosiers average 76.9 points per game, while the Buckeyes score at a 74.7-PPG pace. Look for Indiana to score from the foul line, along with improving on its 3-point shooting – IU ranks near the bottom of the country at 30.2%. Someone will need to step up, especially if “The General” is in the house.

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