The Ohio State Buckeyes (5-2) will be at home in Value City Arena when they square off with the Clemson Tigers (5-1). The games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 142.5 points with Ohio State set as a 2.5-point favorite. Action starts at 7:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Preview
The Tigers were victorious over the Texas Southern Tigers in their last outing, 84-77. Elijah Thomas was the games high scorer with 26 points on 10-for-11 shooting. Clemson dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.684 (above their season average of 0.546) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.8 (above their season average of 26.5). Texas Southern recorded marks of 0.461 and 25.0, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Buckeyes last game, they were defeated by the Butler Bulldogs, 67-66. With 16 points and 11 rebounds, Keita Bates-Diop had a solid outing for Ohio State. Butler forced the Buckeyes into a turnover percentage of 28.6 (above their season average of 16.1). Ohio State, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (13-18; 72.2 percent).
Ohio State may have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this meeting. The Buckeyes rank 138th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.259, while Clemson ranks 12th in FTA rate allowed (0.181) since last season.
Of Clemson’s 4 games that accepted bets, two have finished over the projected point total, while 5 of Ohio State’s 5 games have finished under the projected point total. The Tigers come into this game with much better straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 5-1 SU and 2-2 ATS, while the Buckeyes are 5-2 SU and 2-3 ATS.
Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Ohio State, ATS Winner – Ohio State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Clemson ranks 66th in steals per game (7.0) while Ohio State ranks 245th (5.2).
- The Buckeyes rank 68th in rebounds per game (37.9) while the Tigers rank 238th (34.6).
- Clemson ranks 193rd in three pointers allowed per game (21.8) while Ohio State ranks 285th (24.4).