Bet on March Madness fans will see an Ohio State team that has been a leading contender for the Big Ten Conference championship en route to March Madness bet action. Ohio State was one of the most improved teams heading into bet on March Madness action and had an overall record of 22-7 straight up and 15-14 against the spread.
Ohio State climbed to an overall March Madness bet national ranking of 9th in the polls. Those basketball betting Madness March games will have one of the better defensive teams in the bet on March Madness field as Ohio State ranked 22nd in the nation for scoring defense.
Their offense featured plenty of bet on March Madness sharp shooters that put the Buckeyes at seventh in the nation for field goal percentage. Ohio State has built plenty of bet on March Madness momentum as they beat Michigan State 74-67 on February 21 as 3.5-point road dogs to climb back into first place contention.
They also had an impressive win at Illinois on February 14 as they beat the Illini 72-53 as 2-point road favorites. Such big wins on the road are important factors in a bet on March Madness resume. Head coach Thad Motta has done a remarkable job is making the adjustments and building Ohio State into a bet on March Madness contender.
“Coaching a basketball team is like recruiting. You’re piercing together a jigsaw puzzle, trying to get each piece to mesh together, and hopefully in the end, you’ve got a beautiful picture,” said Motta. “That’s the thing about having guys who have been in the program for at least two years.”
Ohio State’s veteran flavor could help them go far in bet on March Madness action. “These guys have been together,” said Motta. “That’s what we’re striving for; five guys out there who are connected and playing well.”