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Indiana vs. Ohio State NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 21st, 2022

By Carlos Chacon

The Indiana Hoosiers are going through a tough run, having lost four straight games. They hit the road and take on Chris Holtmann and his Ohio State squad to open their week. The hosts are coming off a defeat in the hands of Iowa, 75-62. Despite coming in as the underdogs, Indiana should have more confidence in this matchup knowing that they beat Ohio State in its first meeting this season. Or will Ohio State make it even in front of their home crowd?

Go over every important detail in this Nitrobetting preview to secure the best bets. Check out the event details, team and player stats, the latest NCAAB betting odds, trends, and predictions down below.

Indiana vs. Ohio State Game Information

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Why Bet on the Indiana Hoosiers?

It’s been a tough few games for Indiana as the team is now on the verge of a five-game losing stream. They were close to breaking the streak in their most recent game against Wisconsin. However, the side failed to close a five-point deficit as they now struggle for momentum.

The good news for the team is that they already overcame Ohio State once this season. They pulled off and sat on a comfortable lead to win the game 67-51. Knowing the Hoosiers, we expect the side to put plenty of work on defense. As of this writing, Indiana holds opponents to 64.2 points (33rd) per game. They have tremendous shooting defense as well, limiting teams to 37.9% shooting (fifth). This highlights a 42-5% opponent two-point shooting (seventh) and a respectable 30.7% opponent three-point shooting (48th).

On offense, the Hoosiers might not have the numbers to match the Buckeyes. The visitors average 71.4 points (137th) per game on 45.7% shooting (67th). But, Indiana does have decent ball movement. They record 14.7 assists (54th) per game.

Rob Phinisee is the only Hoosiers player to miss the game after sustaining an ankle injury in the third week of February.

Why Bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes?

We anticipate Ohio State to bomb down on Indiana’s defense. They are one of the biggest offensive threats coming from the Big Ten division. The team averages 74.0 points (75th) per game on 47.9% shooting. They record a 54.8% two-point shooting (25th) percentage and an impressive 37.6% from downtown (25th).

The Buckeyes have some sting coming from the defensive end as well. They limit opponents to 66.7 points (90th) per game. Head coach Chris Holtmann is particular with his team’s shooting defense as well. The hosts average a 46.3% opponent two-point shooting (43rd) while holding opponents to 32.0% from the three-point range (96th).

Three players make their way to the Buckeyes’ injury report. Justice Sueing has been out for a while after picking up an abdominal injury last November. Furthermore, Seth Towns and Meechie Johnson Jr. were added to the list just this February. Towns is expected to recover from a back injury soon, while Johnson remains 50/50 for Monday’s game.

Indiana vs. Ohio State Betting Trends

  • Indiana is 2-3 in its last five road games (1-4 ATS).
  • Indiana won two of its last six games by 13 points or more.
  • The totals went over in four of Indiana’s last five games.
  • Ohio State is 4-1 in its last five games at Value City Arena (3-2 ATS).
  • Ohio State is 3-2 in its last five games against Indiana (3-2 ATS).
  • The total went under in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games.

Indiana vs. Ohio State Expert Betting Prediction

Ohio State gets the upper hand in this clash. The Buckeyes are the more consistent team of the two and hold the better record in the last 10 games. Homecourt advantage will also play well for the side this time around. At the end of the spectrum is an eager Indiana squad looking to score back-to-back wins against the hosts. Covering the spread should be doable for the side. Their winning chances remain at bay if the side can repeat its performance against Ohio earlier this season.

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