College Basketball Picks
Date/Time: March 5th, 9:00 pm ET
College Basketball Odds from WagerWeb
Point Spread: Indiana -8
Basketball Betting Game Trends
Ohio State Buckeyes
- Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 6 games on the road
- Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ohio State
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana’s last 6 games when playing at home against Ohio State
- Indiana is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Ohio State
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games when playing Ohio State
- Indiana is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Ohio State
- Indiana is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
NCAA Basketball Pick – March 5th
The Indiana Hoosiers are seeking the Big Ten regular season title, something that they will at least lock up a share of on Tuesday night if they can beat the college basketball odds against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall.
The Bucks have picked up some big wins over the course of the last few weeks, but they were also obliterated by these Hoosiers at home as well. That game was a prototypical Ohio State effort. F Deshaun Thomas had a great game with 26 points and seven boards, but he really didn’t get a whole heck of a lot of help. G Aaron Craft had a nice game with 16 points, but the rest of the players on the team were tremendously inconsistent. That has been the problem all year long for Head Coach Thad Matta and the gang. Thomas is averaging nearly 20 points per game, and Craft has had a great year as well, but no one else has the ability to get the job done on a consistent basis. What has remained good for most of the year is the Ohio State defense, which has held teams to 58.9 points per game. However, this unit was nowhere to be found against the Hoosiers, and of late, it has given up at least 70 points in games against the Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan Wolverines, and these Hoosiers.
Indiana probably only needs one more win to ensure itself of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, though two would probably make it safe. The team has had some problems defensively of late, allowing a bunch of points to the Michigan State Spartans and the Minnesota Golden Gophers, but here at home, this team has been unstoppable .The Hoosiers haven’t allowed more than 60 in a game at home since the start of February when the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines came to town in a span of a week. The combination of F Cody Zeller, G Victor Oladipo, F Christian Watford, G Jordan Hulls, F Will Sheehey, and G Kevin Ferrell continues to carry this team. The Hoosiers have some tremendously talented players, and Head Coach Tom Crean knows that he has a team that is going to light it up in the NCAA Tournament when the games count in a few weeks. The question is whether that intensity is still going to be there in the next few days, as the regular season winds down and the Big Ten Tournament comes.
We have no reason to believe that the Buckeyes can hang in this game. They had no answer to any of the Hoosiers in the paint or on the outside when these two teams met in Columbus, and this is going to be a bigger game for IU than it is for OSU. It’s Senior Night in Bloomington, something that is going to be taken very seriously, and this is more of a game for the Buckeyes to hope for a good result than one where they can expect one. Indiana 79 – Ohio State 64
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