2007-2008 Ohio State Buckeyes College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting odds on Ohio State will be higher than they were a year ago when the Buckeyes went 35-4 and eventually lost the NCAA Title game.

Gone are Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Jr., and Daequan Cook, so it might be rebuilding time for Ohio State according to basketball betting fans.

College basketball betting experts don’t believe Ohio State will slip that far even with all of the losses.  College basketball betting odds will definitely be different since Oden was the first pick in the NBA draft and Conley and Cook were also first round picks. College basketball betting fans might think that with such huge losses the Buckeyes would be a non-factor in the Big 10 this season.  That is not the case according to basketball betting experts. 

Fans of college basketball betting see that Ohio State does have one starter returning from last year’s squad and that is senior guard Jamar Butler.  He will move to point guard now that Conley is gone.  Butler averaged 8.5 points and 3.6 assists last year for fans of college basketball betting.  College basketball betting experts see that he will be paired with David Lighty, who averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 assists per game.  College basketball betting experts see that in the middle replacing Oden will be 7-1 freshman center Kosta Koufos, who might be a lottery pick next year in the draft.  At Glen Oak High School in Canton, Ohio, he averaged 25.9 points, 15.4 rebounds and 5.2 blocked shots per game.  Joining him upfront according to basketball betting experts are senior forwards Othello Hunter and Matt Terwilliger. College basketball betting experts see that the newcomers will be 6-6 freshman swingman Eric Turner, 6-5 freshman swingman Eric Wallace, 6-6 freshman guard Jon Diebler, 6-8 freshman forward Dallas Lauderdale, 6-9 sophomore forward Kyle Madsen and 6-1 sophomore point guard P.J. Hill. College basketball betting experts know that Diebler finished as the all-time leading scorer in Ohio high school history.

Even though the Buckeyes lost four starters they have some returning experience and some great freshman according to college basketball betting experts.  Kosta Koufos is going to be one of the best freshmen in the country and will probably go to the NBA next season according to college basketball betting experts.  He could lead Ohio State to another Big 10 title this season according to basketball betting experts.