Gamblers and fans wonder where it went wrong for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Indeed, the betting community is stunned at its collapse. On New Year’s Day, Ohio State beat what has turned out to be a quality Northwestern Wildcats team to improve to a record of 10-3. The Buckeyes were ranked #23 in the nation and seemed assured of an NCAA Tournament bid. But from there came one of the biggest collapses in the history of the program Head coach Chris Holtmann is catching plenty of March Madness Betting heat for the free fall.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Information
|Date:||Thursday, February 23, 2023|
|Time:||6:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio|
Penn State vs. Ohio State CashBet Wagering Analysis
Sharps are looking hard at Penn State as the road team with a more favorable price. Additionally, Ohio State is not providing reliable sportsbook value. It is true that injuries and a revamped lineup played a role in the lost season. But observers argue that every team goes through such issues. And that points to Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann.
Penn State Provides Hidden Value
In sum, the Penn State Nittany Lions are 16-11 straight up, 14-11-2 against the spread, and 16-11 over/under the total. Penn State has national rankings of 144th for scoring offense, 56th for field goal percentage, 11th for 3-point field goal percentage, 42nd for free throw percentage, and 291st for offensive rebounding. While on defense, Penn State has national rankings of 150th for scoring defense, 190th for field goal percentage permitted, 222nd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 287th for defensive rebounding.
Late on, Penn State got the money in just two of its previous six games. Six of their last seven 2023 March Madness Betting games went over the total. The Nittany Lions got one of their biggest wins of the season last week over the Illinois Fighting Illini. That win snapped a 4-game losing streak. Jalen Pickett does it all for Penn State. To show, Pickett brings 18.1 points, 7.0 assists, and 7.4 rebounds per contest.
No Bucks for Buckeye Backers
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-16 straight up, 8-19 against the spread, and 14-12 over/under the total. Overall, Ohio State has national rankings of 131st for scoring offense, 102nd for field goal percentage, 73rd for 3-point field goal percentage, 132nd for free throw percentage, and 40th for offensive rebounding. While on defense, Ohio State has national rankings of 152nd for scoring defense, 104th for field goal percentage permitted, 53rd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 151st for defensive rebounding.
Ohio State is in a catastrophic bet on NCAA basketball collapse. To illuminate, the Buckeyes are on a 7-game straight up losing streak. The Buckeyes covered only one of their previous ten games. Also, only three of its previous five tilts went under the total. Brice Sensabaugh leads Ohio State with 16.3 points per game.
Overall, Chris Holtmann has led the Buckeyes to the NCAA tournament every year since he was hired in 2017. Not only has Ohio State competed at the top in the Big Ten under Holtmann, but the Buckeyes have also finished in the top 20 in the nation three times. Despite this, Ohio State hasn’t punched a ticket to the Sweet Sixteen since 2013.
Last season, Ohio State was poised for another big year with the return of EJ Liddell. However, the season ended ugly. The Buckeyes lost five of their last seven games. Including losses to Nebraska, Maryland, and Penn State in the Big Ten tournament. Even though the Buckeyes made the NCAA tournament, it was an underwhelming end to the season.
Penn State vs. Ohio State CashBet Free Pick
In this situation, Penn State offers better form and 2023 March Madness Betting value.
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