Ohio State vs. No. 17 San Diego State Maui Invitational November 21 Betting Preview

Ohio State vs. No. 17 San Diego State Maui Invitational November 21 Betting Preview

Grant Puskar
3 months ago
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Ohio State teammates congratulate guard Tanner Holden on his three-point basket

After starting their season with a perfect 3-0 record, the Buckeyes are off to Hawaii where they will be participating in the Maui Invitational. 

Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Preview

While the Buckeyes might be off to a 3-0 start, they are yet to have a "true" opponent to test just how good the team filled with new faces really is. The Buckeyes have won each of their first three games this season by 20-plus points, breezing through anything that has come their way so far.

Zed Key has been as advertisted so far this season, notching yet another double-double in their most recent win over Eastern Illinois.

Freshman forward Brice Sensabaugh has been the leading scorer so far for the Buckeyes, averaging 17 points per game. 

Ohio State is currently a +5 point underdog going into this contest, rightfully so. This will be a good early-season contest for the Buckeyes, one that would impress college basketball fans across the nation if they were able to pull it off.

San Diego State Betting Preview

San Diego State also comes into this game with a perfect 3-0 record, although they seem to have had the tougher road to get there as of early on.

With wins against BYU, Stanford and Fullerton, taking San Diego State tonight seems like the right play. 

Ohio State has been playing very solid defense inside the arc so far this season, holding opponents to just 35.7% shooting. 

San Diego State, on the other hand, is averaging 12-plus steals per game this season, seemingly creating turnovers and points-off-turnovers to take down their opponent. 

Prediction

While Ohio State has not yet played anyone of the caliber of San Diego State and their first three opponents, I truly think Ohio State can cover in this game.

I could see a tight game that comes down to the wire, where San Diego State creates a late turnover that leads to a last-second win.

Ohio State may not have the most talented roster on the court, but they are loaded with experience from guys like Justice Sueing and Isaac Likekele.

That said, I would take San Diego State moneyline (-218), but Ohio State to cover to kick off the Maui-action for these two squads. 

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