Bucknell Bison vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Free Prediction


The 15th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1) and the Bucknell Bison (4-3) face off at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes look to prolong their six-game winning streak. Action starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Bucknell Bison at Ohio State Buckeyes ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Buckeyes beat the Cincinnati Bearcats 64-56, while the Bison won a close one over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies 88-85.

Bucknell played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.0 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.560. St. Bonaventure put up marks of 22.6 and 0.517, respectively, for those same stats. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.511 vs. 0.323) and had a better free throw rate (0.340 vs. 0.258). Kaleb Wesson had a solid performance for Ohio State, finishing with 15 points and seven rebounds. Nate Sestina played a key role for Bucknell with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Ohio State should have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. Since last season, the Buckeyes rank 39th in offensive efficiency, while the Bison rank 154th in defensive efficiency.

Bucknell at Ohio State Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Ohio State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Ohio State ranks fifth in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Bucknell ranks 152nd (6.7).
  • The Buckeyes average 36.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 106th in the country. The Bison rank 165th in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
  • Bucknell ranks 39th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Ohio State ranks 88th (22.4).
  • The Bison rank 42nd in blocks per game (4.3) while the Buckeyes rank 143rd (3.7).
  • Ohio State ranks third in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Bucknell ranks 103rd (12.7).