Gonzaga vs. Ohio State 2012 NCAA Tournament Odds: No. 2 seeds Ohio State Buckeyes of the BIG TEN, and No. 7 seeds Gonzaga Bulldogs of the West Coast Conference have advanced to the third round in the East Regional of the 2012 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Buckeyes defeated 15th seed Loyola Maryland 78-59 in the second round to advance while Gonzaga topped West Virginia 77-54 to move up. Saturday’s game will be televised on CBS with tip off slated for 2:45 p.m. ET.
Odds makers at online sports book TopBet.com list the Buckeyes as 7 1/2-chalk favorites with a combined score total (over/under) of 136 1/2. Bulldogs’ backers are getting +180 College Basketball Odds on the off shore money line while the price of a winning SU wager on Ohio State is -295 ($295 to win $100).
Early betting trends show the public backing Gonzaga to cover the chalk by 54 percent while 62 percent are risking the Zags on the money line. Gonzaga has SU wins in eight of of its last 13 games split ATS in five of 10. Combined game scores have fallen UNDER the total number in eight of Gonzaga’s last 10 games. Ohio State has SU wins in its last seven of 10 games while the cover split 10 games. Combined game scores gone OVER the total number in eight of the Buckeyes’ last 10 games.
This will be the inaugural basketball meeting between Gonzaga and OSU, the latter ranked seventh in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 rankings this week. Gonzaga and Ohio State have never met.
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