Feb 21, 2022
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Predictions, Picks, Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers (16-9, 7-8 Big Ten) travel to meet the Ohio State Buckeyes (16-7, 9-5) in a Big Ten clash at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on FOX Sports 1.
Ohio State 69, Indiana 65
Indiana +7.5 (-110) at BetMGM
INDIANA HOOSIERS VS. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES PREDICTIONS
The Hoosiers have dropped four consecutive games, tumbling down the conference standings in the process. Indiana is now under .500 in the Big Ten for the first time thie season. IU lost 74-69 at home against Wisconsin last time out, failing to cover for a fourth consecutive game as well.
The defense has really struggled lately, too, allowing 75.0 PPG in the past two games, and that's nearly 11 points more than the season's average of 64.2 PPG allowed. IU shot just 41% (25-of-61) from the field, while managing just 28% (5-of-18) from behind the 3-point line. The good news is that IU was plus-1 in the turnover category, but outrebounded by a 34-to-29 clip.
The Buckeyes are coming off a very disappointing 75-62 loss at home against Iowa Saturday. The Buckeyes shot 47% (23-of-49) from the field, but they were just 18% (2-of-11) from downtown, and 67% (14-of-21) from the free-throw line. The Buckeyes turned it over four more times than the Hawkeyes, while getting outrebounded 36-30, and that's never a recipe for much success.
INDIANA HOOSIERS VS. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING ODDS
- Indiana +260
- Ohio State -320
- Indiana +7.5 (-110)
- Ohio State -6.5 (-110)
- Over 134 (-110)
- Under 135.5 (-110)
INDIANA HOOSIERS VS. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING RESOURCES
- Matchup: Big 10
- Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
- Venue: Value City Arena
- Location: Columbus, Ohio
- TV-Time: FS1 - 7:00 p.m. ET
INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 16-9
- ATS: 13-12
- O/U: 11-14
Indiana is not only 0-4 SU/ATS during the current four-game losing streak, but the Hoosiers have scored just 69, 61, 51 and 57 during the skid, which is an average of just 59.5 PPG, which is nearly 12 points less than the season average of 71.4 PPG for IU.
The Hoosiers are also 0-4 ATS in the past four games against winning teams, while posting just a 3-12-1 ATS mark in the previous 16 games on the road. They Hoosiers are also 1-4 ATS in the past five after a straight-up loss, and they're 2-11-1 ATS in the past 14 on the road against teams with a winning home mark.
Indiana has hit the OVER in four of the past five following a straight-up loss. However, the UNDER is 3-0-1 in the past four against winning teams, while going 20-8-2 in the past 30 road games against a team with a winning home record.
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 16-7
- ATS: 12-11
- O/U: 13-10
The Buckeyes were embarrassed by the Hoosiers in Bloomington in the first meeting back on Jan. 6, falling 67-51 as 3.5-point underdogs. The 51 points easily marked a season low, with the previous low-water mark being the 61 scored in a win against Penn State on Jan. 16. The Buckeyes shot just 31% (16-of-52) in that first game, hitting 30% (8-of-27) from downtown. Turnovers were key, coughing it up 14 times, and Indiana outrebounded Ohio State by a 40-to-32 clip.
Despite Saturday's flameout, Ohio State has managed to cover six of the past eight games overall, while going 5-2 ATS in the past seven at VCA. The Buckeyes also do not have a case of the Mondays, going 5-0 ATS in the previous five showings on Monday. They're also 7-2 ATS in the past nine games following a loss of 10 or more points at home.
The UNDER has connected in four straight outings for the Buckeyes, while going 3-0-1 in the previous four against teams with a winning overall record. The UNDER is also 4-1 in the past five games at home, too.
INSIDE THE STATS - INDIANA HOOSIERS
- Record: 16-9
- PS/G: 71.4 (171st)
- PA/G: 64.2 (46th)
- ORtg: 102.8 (175th)
- DRtg: 92.4 (33rd)
INSIDE THE STATS - OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
- Record: 16-7
- PS/G: 74.0 (107th)
- PA/G: 66.7 (111th)
- ORtg: 112.3 (20th)
- DRtg: 101.3 (226th)
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH
- IND: Trayce Jackson-Davis - F (18.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.6 BPG, 2.0 APG)
- IND: Race Thompson - F (11.7 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1.1 SPG)
- OHST: Malaki Branham - G (11.2 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.78 APG, 45.0 3P%)
- OHST: E.J. Liddell - F (19.7 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 2.8 APG, 2.6 BPG)
INDIANA HOOSIERS VS. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING CONCLUSION
Neither of these teams have been playing particularly well lately. Indiana has struggled tremendously, dropping four straight while going 0-4 ATS during the nosedive. This was a team sitting 7-4 in league play before the skid, now they find themselves one game under .500 with five conference games remaining. Indiana crushed Ohio State in the first meeting in Bloomington, but it is showing no signs that will be the case again.
The Buckeyes were showing some signs of life following a 1-2 SU run from Jan. 30-Feb. 9 with loss at Purdue and at Rutgers. The Buckeyes rebounded with wins of 11 or more points at Michigan and home to Minnesota Feb. 12-15, and looked to be turning a corner. Then, they lost against Iowa by 13 points, its first setback at home this season. They're not going to lose a second straight game at home, but seven points is an awful large spread against a team which blasted them in the first meeting.
INDIANA HOOSIERS VS. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING TRENDS
- Indiana is 0-4 ATS in the past four games overall.
- Indiana is 3-12-1 ATS in the past 16 road games.
- Indiana is 0-4 ATS in the past four vs. winning teams.
- Indiana is 1-4 ATS in the past five following a SU loss.
- Ohio State is 6-2 ATS in the past eight games overall.
- Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in the past seven home games.
- Ohio State is 5-1 ATS in the past six following a SU loss.
- The UNDER is 3-0-1 in the past four vs. winning teams for Indiana.
- The OVER is 4-1 in the past five following a SU loss for Indiana.
- The UNDER is 4-0 in the past four overall for Ohio State.
- The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five home games for Ohio State.
- The UNDER is 3-0-1 in the past four vs. winning teams for Ohio State.
- The home team is 5-0 ATS in the past five meetings.