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Ohio State vs. IPFW - 11/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IPFW Mastodons (1-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
Date & Time Sunday November 11, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -17 -- Over/Under: 151.5
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NCAA BB | IPFW Mastodons (1-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
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The IPFW Mastodons and the Ohio State Buckeyes meet in college basketball action from Value City Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The IPFW Mastodons will look to build on their first win of the season, coming in the form of a 112-51 rout of subdivision Earlham in their last outing. Jarred Godfrey led the Mastodons with 23 points on 9 of 10 shooting with 6 boards and 4 steals while Dee Montgomery added 18 points and 3 steals. John Konchar came right behind with 17 points along with team-highs of 7 rebounds and 6 assists while Marcus DeBerry added 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 4 triples and 7 rebounds of his own. Kason Harrell added 12 points and 3 steals to finish off the double-digit scoring for IPFW in the win. Konchar leads IPFW with averages of 21 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6 assists per game through the first 2 games of the season. As a team, IPFW is averaging 91.5 points per game on 46.5% shooting from the field, 34.9% from behind the arc and 58.7% from the foul line through their first 2 games of the season. 

The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to build on their season opening road victory over Cincinnati, taking down the Bearcats by a final score of 64-56 in their last outing. Kaleb Wesson led the Buckeyes with 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 7 rebounds while C.J. Jackson added 13 points and Luther Muhammad chipped in 11 points for OSU. Kyle Young added 10 points and a team-high 8 rebounds to round out the quartet of double-digit scorers for Ohio State in the win while Keyshawn Woods dished out a team-high 5 assists in the winning effort. As a team, Ohio State is averaging 64 points on 42.6% shooting from the field, 40% from behind the arc and 72.7% from the foul line after their opening game of the season.

IPFW is 6-24 ATS in their last 30 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 non-conference games. Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Summit League. 

I counted out the Buckeyes against Cincinnati and got that wrong, so I’m not going to get burned again here. The Mastodons have been one of the stronger offensive teams in the country the last couple of years, but they’ve still struggled ATS on the road for a couple of seasons now. Ohio State hasn’t been great ATS, but they’ve earned my respect from a betting standpoint after breaking down the tough defense of Cincinnati so I’ll lay the points with Ohio State here.

Ohio State -17

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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