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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions: Don Best Odds & Insights for 2/18/2021

The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (17-4) are 4.5-point favorites as they look to continue a six-game winning streak when they visit the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-9) on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Bryce Jordan Center. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup has an over/under of 146.

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Betting Information

Ohio State vs Penn State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ohio State -4.5 -110 -110 146 -110 -110 -210 175

ATS Records for Ohio State and Penn State

Ohio State and Penn State Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 4.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Ohio State 13-7 3-3 21-0
Penn State 6-7-1 1-1 15-0

Ohio State Leaders

  • The Buckeyes points and rebounds leader is E.J. Liddell. He scores 15.1 points per game and adds 6.7 rebounds.
  • CJ Walker paces the squad with 4.1 assists per game.
  • Duane Washington Jr. hits a team-high 2.7 three-pointers per game for the Buckeyes.
  • Justice Sueing leads the team with 1.0 steal per game. Liddell collects 1.3 blocks an outing to pace Ohio State.

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Penn State Leaders

  • Myreon Jones outpaced his teammates on the Nittany Lions scoring front by putting up 14.9 points per game. He adds 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game this season.
  • The Nittany Lions leaders in rebounds and assists are John Harrar (8.8 rebounds per game) and Jamari Wheeler (3.2 assists per game).
  • Jones averages 2.3 made threes per game to lead the Nittany Lions.
  • Wheeler leads the Buckeyes with 1.0 steals per game and Seth Lundy is their top shot blocker with 0.8 blocks per game.

Ohio State vs Penn State: Last 4 Meetings

The Buckeyes are 3-1 against the Nittany Lions over the last four meetings between the two teams. In those matchups with the Buckeyes, the Nittany Lions have a 2-1 record against the spread.

Ohio State vs Penn State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/27/2021 Ohio State -7 146.5 -326 +255 Regular Season 83-79 OSU
1/18/2020 Ohio State -2 137 -137 +111 Regular Season 90-76 PSU
12/7/2019 Ohio State -7.5 133 -360 +277 Regular Season 106-74 OSU
2/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-70 OSU

Points Insights

  • The Buckeyes record just 4.9 more points per game (77.5) than the Nittany Lions allow (72.6).
  • When Ohio State totals more than 72.6 points, it is 16-0 overall and 13-0 against the spread.
  • Penn State has a 1-4-1 record against the spread and a 1-6 record overall in games when it allows more than 77.5 points.
  • The Nittany Lions put up just 4.5 more points per game (72.5) than the Buckeyes allow their opponents to score (68).
  • When it scores more than 68 points, Penn State is 5-0-1 against the spread and 6-5 overall.
  • Ohio State's record is 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall when it gives up more than 72.5 points.
  • The Buckeyes have put up a total of 200 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.5 per game), while the Nittany Lions have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by two total points, -0.1 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions are evenly matched on the glass this season, with the teams averaging similar numbers (36 and 34.4 boards per game, respectively).
  • When Ohio State earns the rebounding advantage they are 10-2 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Penn State is 1-4-1.
  • The Buckeyes average 9.6 offensive boards per game, -1.7 rebounds fewer than the Nittany Lions.
  • The Nittany Lions are 5-5-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Buckeyes are 4-1 when they trail in offensive rebounds.
  • Both teams thrive on the boards. Ohio State records an average rebounding margin of +4.3 rebounds per game. Penn State averages a margin of +0.8 rebounds.

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