After a long layoff, the No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes have been thrust into Big Ten play, and they will head on the road for the second game in a row against the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday night.
Ohio State (9-2, 3-0 Big Ten) took the floor for a game on Sunday for the first time since December 11th, and the Buckeyes held on to beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers in overtime. Ohio State is significantly better than Nebraska, but it could take a few games to get back into the swing of things. The Buckeyes will get a much tougher test on Thursday in Bloomington.
Indiana (10-3, 1-2 Big Ten) will return home after a road matchup against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday. The Hoosiers have a top-15 defense in KenPom’s adjusted defensive efficiency, but they have an offense that is barely inside the top 75 in adjusted efficiency as they look to avoid an 1-3 start to conference play.
How to watch Ohio State vs. Indiana
When: Thursday, January 6th, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
Where to live stream online: FS1, Bally Sports App on iOS or Google Play
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Indiana -2
Ohio State +2
If there’s a team in the Big Ten that can defend Tracye Jackson-Davis without getting too out of system, it’s the Buckeyes. Look for several different looks to be thrown at the Hoosiers, and one of the more efficient offenses in the country to come away with the win.
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