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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Don Best Odds & Insights for 12/8/2020

The No. 22 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) are 2.5-point favorites as they try to extend a three-game winning streak when they visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-1) on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Purcell Pavilion. The contest airs at 7:30 PM ET on ESP2. The point total for the matchup is 65.5.

Betting Information

Ohio State vs Notre Dame Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ohio State -2.5 -115 -105 65.5 -110 -110 -180 150

Ohio State Leaders

  • Justice Sueing leads the Buckeyes scoring 15.0 points per game.
  • Kyle Young paces Ohio State with 8.3 rebounds per game and CJ Walker leads the team with 5.0 assists per contest.
  • Duane Washington Jr. averages 2.7 made threes per game to lead the Buckeyes.
  • Sueing leads the team with 2.0 steals per game. Zed Key collects 1.3 blocks a contest to pace the Buckeyes.

Notre Dame Leaders

  • Prentiss Hubb scored 12.1 points per game last season while adding 5.1 assists.
  • Nate Laszewski pulled down 4.6 rebounds per game.
  • Hubb was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, connecting on 2.4 per game.
  • Hubb averaged 1.0 steal per game. Juwan Durham collected 2.1 blocks an outing.

Points Insights

  • Last season, the 72.1 points per contest the Buckeyes averaged were only 3.5 more points than the Fighting Irish allowed (68.6).
  • When Ohio State scored more than 68.6 points last season, it went 13-0 against the spread and 17-4 overall.
  • When Notre Dame's opponents totaled more than 72.1 points last season, it went 3-7-1 against the spread and 4-8 overall.
  • The Fighting Irish scored 11.3 more points per game last year (74.2) than the Buckeyes allowed (62.9).
  • When it scored more than 62.9 points last season, Notre Dame finished 13-0-1 against the spread and 18-8 overall.
  • Ohio State's record was 0-4 against the spread and 0-4 overall when it gave up more than 74.2 points last season.
  • The Buckeyes put up a total of 283 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 9.2 per game), and the Fighting Irish out-scored opponents by 181 points on the season (5.6 more per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish rebounded at a similar clip last season (33.6 and 34.7 boards per game, respectively).
  • When Notre Dame earned the rebounding advantage they were 11-4 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Ohio State was 1-6.
  • The Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish were evenly matched on the offensive boards last season, with the teams averaging 8.4 and 8.9 offensive rebounds per game, respectively.
  • The Fighting Irish were 9-3 against the spread when they won the battle on the boards. The Buckeyes were 9-6 when they lost the rebounding edge.
  • The Buckeyes found regular success on the boards with an average rebounding margin of +5.2 rebounds per game, and the Fighting Irish struggled in comparison, averaging a margin of -0.5.
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