Ohio State vs San Diego State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 21 (Defenses Step Up to Begin Maui Invitational)

Larry Rupp
Ohio State vs San Diego State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Ohio State vs San Diego State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Rick Bowmer

Ohio State vs San Diego State Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) vs. No. 17 San Diego State Aztecs (3-0)
Date: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Lahaina Civic Center — Maui, HI
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Monday with a thrilling matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 17 San Diego State Aztecs. Ohio State is coming off a solid 65-43 win over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday. Freshman Brice Sensabaugh racked up 20 points off the bench.

Meanwhile, San Diego State took care of business in a 74-62 victory over Stanford on Tuesday. Nine different Aztecs players got in on the scoring efforts as senior Jaedon LeDee's 14 points off the bench (6-of-8 shooting) led the way. Head coach Brian Dutcher's squad forced 17 turnovers.

Ohio State vs San Diego State Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: OSU: (+168) | SDSU: (-205)
Spread: OSU: +4.5 (-105) | SDSU: -4.5 (-115)
Total: 140.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

San Diego State enters this contest as small favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 140.5 points, which is about average compared to Monday's projected totals.

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Ohio State vs San Diego State Prediction & Pick

The Aztecs rely on playing team basketball to earn wins. They are averaging 16.0 assists compared to just 11.0 turnovers through the first three games, which greatly outshines Ohio State's marks of 14.3 assists and 15.0 turnovers. Of course, points off turnovers makes a huge impact at the college level.

There's reason to like the Aztecs to continue their trend of pulling away in the second half on Monday night. LeDee is emerging as the go-to scorer for San Diego State, averaging 16.0 points per game on 54.5% shooting. He should be able to torch an Ohio State defense that has yet to be truly tested.

Final Score Prediction: Ohio State: 64 | San Diego State: 70

Ohio State vs San Diego State Betting Trends

- Ohio State is 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Ohio State's last five games.
- San Diego State is 18-2 straight up in its last 20 games in November.
- The total has hit the over in each of San Diego State's last five games against a Big Ten opponent.

Ohio State vs San Diego State Best Bet

This games features all the components of a defensive battle. Neither the Buckeyes nor the Aztecs are allowing more than 64.7 points per game or an opponent shooting percentage better than 42.1%. To dive even deeper, the under has hit in two of both Ohio State's and San Diego State's three games.

The under has also cashed in four of Ohio State's last five games dating back to the end of the 2021-22 season. This game is filled with standout players, but it also includes two teams that aren't afraid to grind out possessions and play at a slow pace. Back an under to begin the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

Bet: Under 140.5 Points (-110)

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