Penn State vs. Ohio State Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 12:00 PM ET (Sat, Jan 20, 2024)
Penn State battle Ohio State in NCAA College Basketball action on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Tip-off is set for 12:00 PM ET.
Want betting info or a prediction for this game? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the right side of the betting action for this match-up.
Penn State vs. Ohio State Game Info and Betting Odds
Away Team: Penn State Home Team: Ohio State Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024 Time: 12:00 PM ET League: NCAA College Basketball (NCAAB)
Penn State Moneyline: N/A Ohio State Moneyline: N/A
Penn State Spread: +9 (-106) Ohio State Spread: -9 (-112)
Game Total Points: 149 (Over -111 / Under -111)
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A Closer Look Inside the Betting Numbers
We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both Penn State and Ohio State, but let's take a closer look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.
First let's break down the away team, Penn State.
In their last 10 games, Penn State has a Straight Up record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 1 win in a row. Also in their last 10 games, Penn State has an Against-the-Spread record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 2 wins in a row. The Game Total Points results for Penn State games has a record of 8 overs, 2 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 3 overs in a row.
OK now let's break down the home team, Ohio State.
In their last 10 games, Ohio State has a Straight Up record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 3 losses in a row. Also in their last 10 games, Ohio State has an Against-the-Spread record of 2 wins, 8 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 5 losses in a row. The Game Total Points results for Ohio State games has a record of 5 overs, 5 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 3 unders in a row.
If you you would like more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Penn State vs. Ohio State Trend Finder directly.
Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction
We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.
Based on our simulation of Penn State vs. Ohio State NCAAB game, we have Ohio State beating Penn State with a simulated final score of: Penn State  - Ohio State 
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What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks
Now let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Penn State vs. Ohio State NCAAB match-up? Based on the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you place the following bets:
Free Moneyline Pick: N/A
Free Spread Pick: Penn State +9 (-106)
Free Total Pick: Over 149 (-111)
We hope our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Penn State vs. Ohio State NCAA College Basketball match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Evan Mahaffey, a sophomore transfer from Penn State, and Roddy Gayle Jr. each scored 16 points to help Ohio State beat the Nittany Lions 79-67 on Saturday afternoon.
The win gave Chris Holtmann his 250th career victory and his 136th win in seven seasons as head coach of the Buckeyes.
Penn State came into the game after knocking off No. 11 Wisconsin and looked to sweep the season series after erasing an 18-point second half deficit to eke out an 83-80 win at State College. Ohio State came into the game on a three-game losing streak, but dispelled any lasting effects right from the tip.
The Buckeyes opened the game with a 16-0 run over the first 6:30, with Gayle scoring six of the first eight points and Mahaffey the next six. The Nittany Lions got within 10 points on Nick Kern Jr.'s layup with 2:08 left in the first half to make it 29-19, but Jamison Battle and Gayle each answered with a jumper and Ohio State went into intermission up 33-19.
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Ohio State built the lead to as much as 23 points after Mahaffey's layup with 6:51 left made it 68-45. But Penn State clawed back. Puff Johnson hit from deep and followed a Qudus Wahab dunk with a layup to make it 68-52. The Nittany Lions hit three more 3-pointers in the next few minutes and got within single digits for the first time since the four-minute mark of the first half, but they would get to within no closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Penn State leads the Big Ten, forcing an average of 16.39 turnovers per game and scoring a conference best average of 17.7 points off turnovers. Ohio State committed just six turnovers and allowed the Nittany Lions just five points.
Felix Okpara pulled down 14 rebounds and scored eight points and Battle added 11 points and six rebounds. Zed Key added 10 points off the Ohio State bench. The Buckeyes were 27 of 59 (45.8%) from the field but just 3 of 18 from behind the arc.
Clary and Johnson each hit 3 of 4 from behind the arc and each finished with 13 points. Kern had 12 points and Ace Baldwin Jr. added 10. Penn State shot 26 of 70 (37.1%) from the floor, including 11 of 24 from distance.
Ohio State plays at Nebraska Tuesday. Penn State returns home to play host to Minnesota Saturday.
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