Ohio State vs Oral Roberts March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-9) and the No. 15 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (16-10) will meet on Friday to compete for a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Ohio State is favored by points in the opening round matchup, which starts at 3:00 PM ET on CBS. Here are the insights you need when filling out your bracket for this 2-15 matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 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 is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 15-13.
  • When favored by at least 16.5 points, the Buckeyes are 2-2 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • In 50% of their games this season (14/28), the Buckeyes and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Buckeyes got a team-high 32 points from Duane Washington Jr. in a 91-88 loss to Illinois on Sunday. They covered the spread as 6.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 179 points to go over the 148 point total.

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

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Ohio State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Duane Washington Jr. 30 16.3 3.2 2.9 0.4 0.0 2.9
E.J. Liddell 28 15.9 6.4 1.7 0.7 1.1 0.9
Justice Sueing 30 10.9 5.6 1.5 1.0 0.2 0.7
CJ Walker 26 9.4 3.1 4.4 0.9 0.1 0.5
Kyle Young 27 8.6 5.5 1.3 0.4 0.6 0.5

Oral Roberts Betting Information

  • Oral Roberts has outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 14-9.
  • 30.4% of Oral Roberts’ 23 games this season have fell below the over/under.
  • The Golden Eagles beat North Dakota State 75-72 and covered the spread as 1-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 145.5 point total on Tuesday in their most recent game. Max Abmas scored a team-high 23 points to power them to the victory.

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

Oral Roberts Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Max Abmas 25 24.4 3.2 3.8 1.5 0.2 3.6
Kevin Obanor 25 18.2 9.5 1.2 0.4 0.8 1.8
RJ Glasper 18 11.0 3.1 1.9 0.8 0.0 1.4
Kareem Thompson 26 8.7 3.7 1.8 1.0 0.5 1.3
DeShang Weaver 26 6.5 2.7 0.4 0.3 0.7 1.3

Total Facts

  • Ohio State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup point total (155.5 points) in 30% of opportunities (nine out of 30 matchups).
  • 16 Oral Roberts games this year (61.5% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Friday’s total of 155.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 159.1 points per game, 3.6 points more than the total of 155.5 for this game.
  • The 146.8 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 8.7 fewer than the 155.5 total in this contest.
  • This season the average total for Buckeyes games is 148.3 points, 7.2 fewer than the over/under of 155.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 2.0 points separates the average total points bet in Golden Eagles games (157.5 points) and this game’s over/under (155.5 points).

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