Buckeyes Just Trying To Survive
It’s been a tough sesonr for Ohio State as they try to right themselves. Sitting at 3-6 in the Big Ten, they don’t have anybody feeling sorry for them. The last time they failed to qualify for March Madness was in the 2016-17 season. There’s a lot of time left for them, but it needs to start today, according to NCAA basketball Vegas odds.
And as for the Hoosiers, at 14-6, Mike Woodson has them trending up. They’re 5-4 in conference play.
Let’s check the latest college basketball news, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Ohio State vs Indiana. We’ve got plenty of NCAA basketball picks for you to consider.
Ohio State Aims To Avoid Dipping Below .500
The 2022-23 season has been brutal for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Betting online is still extremely popular, but not when it comes to choosing the squad from Columbus. They’ve got plenty of talent, as they always do, and even win by an average of 11 points. But, they’ve had some close calls they haven’t been able to finish, and it’s hurt them in the scheme of things.
Freshman Brian Sensabaugh is leading the way averaging 17 points per game, and they desperately need him to step up his game Saturday night. He has to rise to the occasion and prove any sportsbook that doesn’t believe, along with the naysayers, wrong. He and senior Justice Sueing have been guiding the team on the offensive end of the floor.
If they can continue to shoot it well from three, perhaps they’ll indeed have a shot.
Hoosiers Seek Fifth Straight Victory
As 5-point favorites for the contest, Indiana has been looking sharp. The Hoosiers have won four games in a row, and it’s been exactly two weeks since their last defeat, which came in blowout fashion to Penn State. Led by the nearly 20 points per game of Trayce Jackson-Davis, they have been a handful for many teams, both in and outside of the conference.
He and Jalen Hood-Schifino have been the engine making the team go. They combine to average nearly 32 points and eight assists per game. Jackson-Davis is also averaging nearly 11 rebounds and over three blocks per.
He will have to make sure he’s the best big on the floor and not Zed Key of OSU. That will go a long way for his team in guiding them to yet another dub as they seek to keep things rolling.
March Madness betting will begin soon, and the Hoosiers will be in the conversation to join the fun in 2023.
Ohio State vs Indiana Injuries
Ohio State vs Indiana Head-to-Head
Saturday Night will mark the first time the Buckeyes and Hoosiers will be getting together this season.
Ohio State vs Indiana Game Information
- Game: Ohio State (11-9) vs Indiana (14-6)
- Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
- Day/Time: Saturday at 8 p.m.ET
- Ohio State vs Indiana Live Stream: TBS
Ohio State vs Indiana Betting Lines
Ohio State vs Indiana Picks & Prediction
Sure, Ohio State and Indians does not feature the top teams in the Big Ten. But they are squads that always make things exciting when they get together. And coming into it, the Buckeyes have taken 8 of the last 10 overall in the series.
This time though, it’s going to be a little different. The hot Hoosiers aim to make it five victories in a row, and that’s exactly what will happen. They have the best player between the teams in Jackson-Davis. He’s averaging a double-double with over three assists and three blocks a night. The Buckeyes don’t have a player on their roster who can slow him down.
The lack of consistent 3-point shooting shouldn’t burden the Hoosiers too much, as their No. 45 scoring offense in the nation has been looking just fine. Sports bets made on this game should not have anything to do with OSU and should be all about Indiana.
It is going to make win No. 15 on the season for them as things continue to sail higher. Mike Woodson’s first foray into college basketball coaching is looking pretty, pretty good.