Buckeyes, Hoosiers Pave Path For Monday’s WBB Betting Preview

Written By Derek Helling on February 13, 2023
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A day after the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the nation faced off against each other, the No. 2 team is in action. Indiana vs. Ohio State could put the Hoosiers one step closer to a Big Ten regular-season title and offers some interesting opportunities for bettors Monday night.

It isn’t the only big conference game on Monday’s schedule, however. In fact, the lines on the Big 12 clash between No. 20 Texas and No. 21 Iowa State might look a bit more welcoming.

Indiana vs Ohio State details

Here are all the particulars for bettors and fans heading into this crucial Big Ten clash on Monday, Feb. 13.

  • Tip-off – 7 p.m. ET
  • Venue – Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
  • Broadcast – Big Ten Network
  • Streaming – BTN2Go or live TV streaming products that carry the Big Ten Network (Hulu Live, Sling TV, YouTube TV, etc.)
  • Previous matchup – Jan. 26, 2023, at Indiana, 78-65 Hoosiers over Buckeyes
  • Team records – Indiana 23-1 (13-1 Big Ten), Ohio State 21-4 (10-4 Big Ten)
  • Last games – Indiana: 87-78 win vs No. 5 Iowa on Feb. 9. Ohio State: 93-63 win vs Minnesota on Feb. 8
  • Series history – Indiana 23, Ohio State 58. Hoosiers have won the past five consecutive meetings.
  • Notable injuries – None

Sportsbooks expect a tight contest as statistics favor Ohio State playing at home.

The lines on Monday morning

As of 5 p.m. ET on Monday, four legal North American online sportsbooks are offering action on this contest.

BetRivers/PlaySugarhouse SportsbookIndiana -5 -115
Ohio State +5 -115
Over 149 -115
Under 149 -115
Indiana -195
Ohio State +145
Caesars SportsbookIndiana -4 -110
Ohio State +4 -110
Over 150 -110
Under 150 -110
Indiana -190
Ohio State +160
DraftKings SportsbookIndiana -5 -110
Ohio State +5 -110
Over 148.5 -110
Under 148.5 -110
Indiana -245
Ohio State +205
FanDuel SportsbookIndiana -5.5 -110
Ohio State +5.5 -120
Over 148.5 -110
Under 148.5 -120
Indiana -240
Ohio State +175

Handicapping Indiana vs Ohio State

While the Hoosiers enter this contest on an impressive 11-game winning streak that has catapulted them to the top of the conference standings, streaks exist for one reason. That is to be broken. The Buckeyes could be the ones to do that Monday.

For starters, Indiana averages allowing almost eight more points per game away from Bloomington. Furthermore, Ohio State averages slightly more points per game than the Hoosiers overall (83.1-81.5). If the Buckeyes become the latest team to take advantage of Indiana’s inferior road defense, they stand a decent shot to at least upset the spread if not win outright.

Ohio State is 13-0 this season when they shoot better than their average (47.3%). Live betting might actually be a good option for this game. The Buckeyes average allowing 66 points per game on the season. At the same time, the Hoosiers are 22-1 on the season when they score at least 66 points.

Other top 25 matchups for Monday

The Cyclones and Longhorns contend with each other in Ames, Iowa starting at 7 p.m. ET. As of 5 p.m. ET, lines for that game are available on the same four apps.

BetRivers/PlaySugarhouse SportsbookTexas -1.5 -115
Iowa State +1.5 -115
Over 136.5 -115
Under 136.5 -115
Texas -125
Iowa State -106
Caesars SportsbookTexas -1 -110
Iowa State +1 -110
Over 137 -110
Under 137 -110
Texas -115
Iowa State -105
DraftKings SportsbookTexas -2.5 -110
Iowa State +2.5 -110
Over 136.5 -110
Under 136.5 -110
Texas -135
Iowa State +115
FanDuel SportsbookTexas -2.5 -110
Iowa State +2.5 -120
Over 136.5 -110
Under 136.5 -120
Texas -140
Iowa State +105
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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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