Ohio State vs Maine Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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The Maine Black Bears (6-5) take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-3) on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Value City Arena. It begins at 8:30 PM ET.

The Buckeyes face the Black Bears in a game that Ohio State is currently a massive favorite by 23.5 points. The matchup has a point total of 139.

Ohio State vs. Maine Odds

Point Spread for Ohio State vs. Maine

The spread for this matchup is set at 23.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Ohio State as the favorite.

Ohio State vs. Maine Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Ohio State has -10000 odds to pick up the win, while Maine is listed at +2200 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 139 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Arena: Value City Arena

Ohio State vs. Maine Betting Trends

In the Ohio State’s 10 games this season, it has four wins against the spread. The Buckeyes have yet to lose any of the four games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Ohio State’s games this year have gone over the total in six out of nine opportunities (66.7%).

Maine has six wins against the spread in nine games this season. The Black Bears have won three of the eight games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (37.5%). Maine’s games this year have hit the over on four of nine set point totals (44.4%).

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Ohio State vs. Maine Key Players to Watch

Ohio State

Zed Key leads the Buckeyes at 8.2 rebounds per contest, while also posting 1.1 assists and 14 points. Justice Sueing puts up 13 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 41.9% from the field. Brice Sensabaugh is tops on the Buckeyes at 14.9 points per contest, while also averaging 0.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds. Bruce Thornton averages 10.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3 assists per contest, shooting 50.7% from the floor and 47.1% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game.

Maine

Kellen Tynes is the Black Bears’ top scorer (14.6 points per game), and he produces 3.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Peter Filipovity leads the Black Bears in rebounding (6 per game), and posts 11 points and 0.7 assists. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Gedi Juozapaitis is posting 13.4 points, 3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, making 49.1% of his shots from the field and 45.3% from 3-point range, with 2.2 triples per contest. Jaden Clayton is posting a team-best 4.5 assists per contest. And he is producing 6.8 points and 3.4 rebounds, making 39.7% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes

With 79.5 points per game on offense, the Buckeyes are 55th in college basketball. At the other end, they allow 66.1 points per contest, which ranks 117th in college basketball. Ohio State is top-25 this year in rebounding, ranking 21st-best in college basketball with 37.4 boards per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 88th with 29.3 rebounds allowed per contest.

Ohio State is making 7.6 treys per game (183rd-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 37.1% shooting percentage (63rd-ranked) from three-point land. The Buckeyes rank 12th-best in the country by allowing a three-point shooting percentage of 27% to opponents. They rank 29th in college basketball by ceding 5.4 three-pointers per contest.

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What you need to know about the Maine Black Bears

On offense the Black Bears are the 204th-ranked team in college basketball (71.2 points per game). On defense they are 104th (65.5 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Maine is 18th-worst in college basketball in rebounds (28.5 per game) and 130th in rebounds allowed (30.1).

At 6.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.9% from beyond the arc, Maine is 274th and 233rd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. The Black Bears are 202nd in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.3 per game) and 244th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.2%).

Ohio State vs. Maine Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Ohio State, and we predict that Maine will cover the spread (Ohio State -23.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139 points.

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How to bet Ohio State vs. Maine

You can bet on Ohio State vs. Maine at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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