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NCAAB Pick Ohio State Buckeyes vs. VCU Rams Betting Odds

The 10th seed 23-10 Ohio State Buckeyes face the 7th seed 26-9 VCU Rams in a West Region 2nd round game. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:40pm at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Ohio State -4
Over/Under Total Line: 136.5
Moneyline: Ohio State -175 / VCU +155

In their last games Ohio State lost to Michigan State 76-67 in the Big 10 Tournament quarterfinals and VCU beat Dayton in the finals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

Ohio State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games and VCU is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 NCAA Tournament games.

Ohio State lost 2 of their last 3 games of the season.

Ohio State was 2-3 this season facing ranked teams.

Ohio State played in the tougher Big 10 Conference, but VCU played a strong non-conference schedule and for the season was 2-2 facing top 25 teams.

VCU won their last 5 games of the season.

Below are some key handicapping stats for this match-up with an against the spread pick from one of our professional sports handicappers.

SU and ATS Records

Ohio State Buckeyes: 23-10 SU / 15-16-1 ATS
VCU Rams: 26-9 SU / 14-20 ATS

Betting Trends

• OSU is 2-10 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games.
• OSU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss.
• OSU has an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 non-conference games.
• VCU is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• VCU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
• VCU has an Under record of 22-10 in their last 32 non-conference games.

Sagarin Rankings

Ohio State Buckeyes: 87.48
VCU Rams: 84.32

Injury Report

OHIO STATE

F] 03/12/2015 – Anthony Lee out indefinitely ( Groin )

VCU

[G] 01/31/2015 – Briante Weber out for season ( Knee )
[F] 12/11/2014 – Antravious Simmons has left team ( Personal )

*Note: This preview was written by our in house staff not by expert handicapper Rich Crew*

Free NCAAB Pick

Sure the Big Ten is better overall than the Atlantic 10, but hands down on paper VCU had the tougher schedule. For the RPI guys the Rams really stand out with a 5-5 record versus top 50 RPI clubs compared to the Buckeyes’ 1-7 record. Take the points in what should be a tightly contested game.

Take the VCU Rams +4‏

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