Ohio State vs Minnesota: Big Ten Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 5 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (18-8) are  favorites in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals against the No. 13 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-14) on Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The contest tips at 2:00 PM ET and airs on BTN, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio State Betting Information

  • Ohio State’s against the spread record this season is an even 12-12.
  • The Buckeyes are 3-2 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least an 11-point favorite.
  • Ohio State and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 11 of 24 games this season (45.8%).
  • The Buckeyes fell to Illinois 73-68 and failed to cover the spread as 2-point favorites, while falling short of the 150 point total in their last outing on Saturday. E.J Liddell totaled a team-high 19 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Ohio State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
E.J. Liddell 24 16.0 6.5 1.3 0.7 1.1 0.9
Duane Washington Jr. 26 15.3 2.8 2.9 0.5 0.0 2.7
Justice Sueing 26 10.5 5.5 1.6 1.0 0.2 0.7
CJ Walker 22 9.1 2.8 4.2 0.9 0.1 0.5
Kyle Young 25 8.2 5.6 1.2 0.4 0.6 0.4

Minnesota Betting Information

  • With a 10-14-1 record ATS, Minnesota has not consistently covered the spread this season.
  • As at least an 11-point underdog, the Golden Gophers often outperform with a 3-1-1 record against the spread.
  • 13 of Minnesota’s 25 games (52%) this season haven’t covered the over/under.
  • The Golden Gophers beat Northwestern 51-46 and covered the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, while falling short of the 139.5 point total in their most recent game on Wednesday. Tre’ Williams scored a team-high 14 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Minnesota Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Carr 28 19.3 4.0 4.9 1.3 0.1 2.0
Liam Robbins 23 11.7 6.6 1.1 0.7 2.7 0.7
Gabe Kalscheur 21 9.2 2.9 1.8 0.8 0.1 1.3
Brandon Johnson 27 8.9 6.2 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5
Jamal Mashburn, Jr. 28 7.8 1.5 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.8

Total Facts

  • Ohio State’s games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup (143 points) in 12 out of 26 opportunities (46.2% of matchups).
  • In Minnesota’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday’s matchup over/under in 16 out of 28 matchups (57.1%).
  • The total for the contest of 143 is 6.2 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Buckeyes (76.8 points per game) and the Golden Gophers (72.4 points per game).
  • This matchup’s over/under is 0.1 more points than the 142.9 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Buckeyes have seen a 146.8 average over/under in their games this season, 3.8 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 2.4 points fewer than the average over/under in Golden Gophers games this season (145.4 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/3/2021 Minnesota Minnesota -1.5 146.5 -125 +103 Regular Season 77-60 MINN
1/23/2020 Ohio State Ohio State -8.5 133.5 -433 +324 Regular Season 62-59 MINN
12/15/2019 Ohio State Minnesota -7.5 129.5 -357 +276 Regular Season 84-71 MINN
12/2/2018 N/A Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-59 OHIOST

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