Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers - 1/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (15-4) at Ohio State Buckeyes (15-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Indiana Hoosiers will travel to Value City Arena to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes this Sunday afternoon.
The 23rd ranked Indiana Hoosiers won their 4th straight game and improved to 15-4 (5-1 Big Ten) after defeating the 13th ranked Maryland Terrapins 89-70 this past Thursday. Indiana shot 60.0% from the field and 68.2% (15-22) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Hoosiers was Yogi Ferrell who had 24 points, 2 rebounds, and 5 assists. Indiana is ranked 30th in the RPI Standings and has played the 55th ranked SOS. On the season, the Hoosiers have been led by James Blackmon Jr. (16.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.4 spg) and Yogi Ferrell (15.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5.0 apg). Indiana is averaging 81.9 ppg (ranked 8th) on 48.3% shooting (ranked 23rd). The Hoosiers average 9.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 14th) on 40.6% three-point shooting (ranked 10th). Defensively, Indiana is allowing their opponents to average 71.3 ppg (ranked 294th) on 43.5% shooting (ranked 223rd). The Hoosiers are grabbing 37.95 total rpg (ranked 48th) and have a rebound margin of 3.0 (ranked 102nd).
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The Ohio State Buckeyes improved to 15-5 (4-3 Big Ten) on the season after defeating the Northwestern Wildcats 69-67 this past Thursday. Ohio State shot 52.8% from the field and 47.4% (9-19) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Buckeyes was D’Angelo Russell who had 33 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. Ohio State is ranked 51st in the RPI Standings and has played the 93rd ranked SOS. On the season, the Buckeyes have been led by D’Angelo Russell (19.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.9 apg) and Marc Loving (11.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg). Offensively, Ohio State is averaging 79.9 ppg (ranked 15th) on 50.3% shooting (ranked 3rd). The Buckeyes average 7.5 three-pointers per game (ranked 66th) and have a 1.49 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 8th). Defensively, Ohio State is holding their opponents to an average of 61.4 ppg (ranked 61st) on 39.4% shooting (ranked 52nd). The Buckeyes are holding teams to 30.6% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 55th) and has a turnover margin of 5.3 (ranked 6th).
The Hoosiers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games however, just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win. The Buckeyes are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss however, just 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Indiana showed how deadly they can be on offensive as they put an absolute offensive clinic on against Maryland. Ohio State has one of the best players in the country in D’Angelo Russell who had been on an absolute tear as of late. This should be a very high scoring affair and although it’s a huge game for Ohio State, I think this is too many points to give an Indiana team that is playing real well. I’m taking Indiana and the points in this one.