The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to defend their home court Tuesday against the #1 Duke Blue Devils at 9:30 p.m. ET. OSU is out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.
It looks like the Buckeyes got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They lost 71-68 to the Florida Gators last week on a last-minute half-court bomb from Florida’s guard Tyree Appleby with 0:01 remaining. Forward E.J. Liddell put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 23 points in addition to five blocks and five rebounds. Liddell has also now had at least three blocks in his past three games.
Speaking of close games: this past Friday Duke sidestepped the Gonzaga Bulldogs for an 84-81 victory. Duke’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of center Mark Williams, who had 17 points along with nine boards and five blocks, and forward Wendell Moore Jr., who had 20 points and six assists in addition to six rebounds.
OSU is expected to lose this next one by 3. Currently 2-4 against the spread, they haven’t been a good investment; on the other hand, the Blue Devils are 4-2-1 ATS.
Duke’s win lifted them to 7-0 while Ohio State’s defeat dropped them down to 4-2. We’ll see if Duke can repeat their recent success or if the Buckeyes bounce back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Value City Arena — Columbus, Ohio
- TV: ESPN
The Blue Devils are a 3-point favorite against the Buckeyes, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Blue Devils as a 3.5-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.