Ohio State vs Minnesota: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 3, 2021

The No. 21 Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-2) are against the spread as they try to continue a nine-game home win streak when they host the No. 25 Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Williams Arena. The matchup airs at 5:30 PM ET on BTN. The matchup’s point total is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 3, 2021, 1:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio State Betting Information

  • With a mark of 4-5, the Buckeyes have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 1 point, the Buckeyes are 3-4 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • The Buckeyes and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 3 of 9 games this season (33.3%).

Ohio State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
E.J. Liddell 8 14.4 6.4 1.5 1.1 1.4 0.3
Duane Washington Jr. 10 14.3 3.4 2.7 0.7 0.0 2.5
Justice Sueing 10 11.0 4.5 1.6 1.0 0.1 0.7
CJ Walker 10 9.4 3.0 4.4 0.8 0.2 0.4
Kyle Young 10 7.7 6.7 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.1
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Minnesota Betting Information

  • With a 5-4-1 record ATS this season, Minnesota has outperformed expectations.
  • As at least a 1-point underdog, the Golden Gophers maintain an even 2-2-1 record against the spread.
  • Seven of the Golden Gophers 10 games (70%) this season have gone over the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Golden Gophers got a team-high 15 points from Gabe Kalscheur in a 71-59 loss to the Badgers on Thursday. They failed to covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 130 points to go under the 141.5 point total.

Minnesota Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Carr 11 22.7 3.9 6.2 0.8 0.2 2.5
Liam Robbins 11 13.0 7.0 0.7 0.5 2.6 0.6
Both Gach 11 11.1 5.7 3.4 0.8 0.1 1.1
Gabe Kalscheur 11 9.8 2.7 1.9 0.7 0.2 1.1
Brandon Johnson 10 8.9 6.0 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.1
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Total Facts

  • Ohio State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup total (147.5 points) in 70% of opportunities (seven out of 10 matchups).
  • In 63.6% of Minnesota’s games this season (7 of 11), the total points scored was more than Sunday’s 147.5-point over/under.
  • The over/under for the game of 147.5 is 12.4 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Buckeyes (77.9 points per game) and the Golden Gophers (82 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 138.7 points per game, 8.8 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Buckeyes games is 4.5 points fewer than the over/under of 147.5 points in this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 8.1 points fewer than the average over/under in Golden Gophers games this season (155.6 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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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