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Ohio State vs. Penn State – Big Ten Tournament – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 11 seed Penn State Nittany Lions (13-16, 7-13 Big Ten) are 5-point underdogs in their Big Ten Tournament matchup against the No. 6 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (19-10, 12-8 Big Ten) on Thursday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, starting at 9:00 PM. The winner moves one step closer to the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Ohio State vs. Penn State Predictions

Ohio State vs. Penn State Betting Odds

Ohio State vs Penn State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Ohio State -5 127.5 points

Ohio State vs. Penn State Last 10 Games

  • Ohio State covered the spread six times in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 6-4 record straight-up in those games.
  • Ohio State’s last 10 games saw five go over the total.
  • The Buckeyes’ last 10 outings have ended with an average of 142 points scored. That’s 14.5 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • Across their past 10 games, the Buckeyes have scored 1.5 fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • Penn State covered the spread seven times in its last 10 contests while putting up a 4-6 record straight-up in those games.
  • Twice in those 10 games, the final combined score has exceeded the set total.
  • The past 10 Nittany Lions games averaged 1.7 more points (129.2) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • In the past 10 games, the Nittany Lions are scoring 62.7 points per game compared to their 64.5 season average.

Ohio State vs. Penn State Betting Trends

  • Ohio State has compiled a 16-13-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games this season when favored by 5 points or more, the Buckeyes are 10-8 against the spread.
  • This season, 18 of Ohio State’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Buckeyes average 74 points per game, 9.2 more points than the 64.8 the Nittany Lions give up.
  • Ohio State has a 16-9 record against the spread and an 18-6 record overall when scoring more than 64.8 points.
  • Penn State is 16-12-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games this year when an underdog by 5 points or more, the Nittany Lions are 8-4 against the spread.
  • Games involving Penn State have hit the over 10 times this year.
  • The Nittany Lions average just 3.9 fewer points per game (64.5) than the Buckeyes give up (68.4).
  • Penn State has put together a 3-5 ATS record and a 6-2 overall record in games it scores more than 68.4 points.

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Ohio State vs. Penn State Over/Under Trends

  • Ohio State and its opponents have combined to exceed Thursday’s total of 127.5 points 24 times this season.
  • There have been 15 Penn State games that have ended with a combined score over 127.5 points this season.
  • The point total for the game of 127.5 is 11 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Buckeyes (74 points per game) and the Nittany Lions (64.5 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 133.2 points per game, 5.7 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Buckeyes have seen a 139.6 average over/under in their games this season, 12.1 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Nittany Lions’ games have a total points bet of 133.2 points this season, 5.7 points more than the over/under for this game.

Ohio State Team Leaders

  • E.J. Liddell: 19.4 PTS, 7.9 REB, 2.6 BLK, 49.5 FG%, 37.5 3PT% (42-for-112)
  • Malaki Branham: 13.2 PTS, 48.9 FG%, 43 3PT% (34-for-79)
  • Jamari Wheeler: 7.4 PTS, 1.2 STL, 47.7 FG%, 40.7 3PT% (35-for-86)
  • Zed Key: 8.1 PTS, 57.4 FG%
  • Kyle Young: 8.2 PTS, 51.5 FG%, 32.6 3PT% (15-for-46)

Penn State Team Leaders

  • Jalen Pickett: 13.1 PTS, 1.1 STL, 41.2 FG%, 31.4 3PT% (44-for-140)
  • John Harrar: 10.4 PTS, 10.3 REB, 64.4 FG%
  • Seth Lundy: 12.5 PTS, 41.3 FG%, 37.2 3PT% (64-for-172)
  • Sam Sessoms: 11.3 PTS, 44.9 FG%, 41.9 3PT% (31-for-74)
  • Myles Dread: 6 PTS, 38.9 FG%, 38.8 3PT% (50-for-129)

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