Ohio State vs Penn State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 18, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 18, 2021

The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (17-4) are  favorites as they attempt to build on a six-game winning streak when they visit the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-9) on Thursday, February 18 at Bryce Jordan Center. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on BTN. The point total for the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio State Betting Information

  • Ohio State has an 11-8 record ATS this year.
  • The Buckeyes have a winning record against the spread when favored by 5 points or more, going 6-5 this season.
  • In 47.4% of their games this season (9/19), the Ohio State and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Buckeyes got a team-high 19 points from E.J Liddell on the way to a 78-59 win over Indiana on Saturday. They were favored by 6.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 137 points to go over the 136.5 point total.

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 19 15.1 6.7 1.2 0.8 1.3 0.7
Duane Washington Jr. 21 14.6 2.9 3.0 0.5 0.0 2.7
Justice Sueing 21 10.7 5.8 2.0 1.0 0.1 0.6
Kyle Young 21 8.9 5.9 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.4
CJ Walker 17 8.5 2.6 4.1 0.9 0.1 0.4

Penn State Betting Information

  • The Nittany Lions have outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 8-7.
  • As at least a 5-point underdog, the Nittany Lions often fail to meet expectations with only a 1-2 record against the spread.
  • 40% of Penn State’s 15 games this season have reached the over/under.

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

Penn State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Myreon Jones 17 14.9 2.8 1.9 1.4 0.1 2.3
Izaiah Brockington 17 13.8 4.6 1.8 1.1 0.2 0.6
Seth Lundy 17 10.8 4.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.6
John Harrar 17 9.0 8.8 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.0
Sam Sessoms 16 8.9 1.7 2.1 1.2 0.1 1.0

Total Facts

  • In Ohio State’s matchups this season, the Buckeyes and their opponents have exceeded Thursday’s point total of 146 points nine times (42.9% of opportunities).
  • In Penn State’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday’s matchup total in eight out of 17 matchups (47.1%).
  • The Buckeyes average 77.5 points per game against the Nittany Lions’ 72.5, totaling four points over the matchup’s over/under of 146.
  • This matchup’s total is 5.4 fewer points than the 140.6 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Buckeyes games is 0.6 points fewer than the over/under of 146 points in this contest.
  • Nittany Lions games have an over/under of 145.1 points this season, 0.9 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/27/2021 Ohio State Ohio State -7 146.5 -326 +255 Regular Season 83-79 OHIOST
1/18/2020 Ohio State Penn State -2 137 -137 +111 Regular Season 90-76 PENNST
12/7/2019 Ohio State Ohio State -7.5 133 -360 +277 Regular Season 106-74 OHIOST
2/7/2019 N/A Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-70 OHIOST

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