The Ohio Bobcats (1-2) and the Indiana State Sycamores (1-2) battle in the Charleston Classic at TD Arena. Ohio opened as a 1-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 146 points. Action starts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Ohio Bobcats Odds Preview
In the Sycamores last matchup, they were blown out by the Old Dominion Monarchs, 62-44. Indiana States Brandon Murphy recorded nine points and eight rebounds in the game. Old Dominion had a much better free throw rate (0.310 vs. 0.105). Indiana State, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (31.8 vs. 30.2).
The Bobcats are hoping for a better outcome after their 79-65 loss to the Dayton Flyers in their last outing. With 14 points and nine rebounds, Gavin Block played well for Ohio. Dayton had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.4 vs. 17.1). Ohio, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.537 vs. 0.532).
When looking at effective field goal percentage, Ohio should have a substantial edge. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Bobcats defense ranks 57th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.474), while the Indiana State offense ranks 282nd in effective field goal percentage (0.484).
The Sycamores have had records of 12-22 straight up (SU) and 16-17 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total low when Indiana State is involved since last season as 60.6 percent of their games have ended over the O/U total.
On the other hand, the Bobcats, have records of 21-13 SU and 14-15 ATS since last season. Over that same period, Ohios games have finished over the projected point total 55.2 percent of the time.
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Ohio Bobcats Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Ohio, ATS Winner – Indiana State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bobcats rank 22nd in assists allowed per game (10.9) while the Sycamores rank 73rd (12.0).
- Ohio ranks 41st in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Indiana State ranks 249th (4.4).
- The Bobcats average 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 130th in the NCAA. The Sycamores rank 311th in rebounds allowed per game (40.6).
- Indiana State ranks 28th in three pointers allowed per game (18.1) while Ohio ranks 195th (21.8).