Siena vs. Ohio State – March Madness Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness betting action on Friday has the Ohio State Buckeyes favored against the Siena Saints in NCAA Tournament action.

The Buckeyes are three point favorites against the Saints in March Madness betting odds

March Madness betting numbers tell us that the Saints come into this matchup at 26-7 overall and 14-15-1 against the spread. The Buckeyes are 22-10 straight up and 17-11 against the spread. Ohio State comes from the Big 10 which is thought of as a power conference and that is probably the only reason the Buckeyes are favored in this March Madness betting matchup.

Siena comes into this March Madness betting matchup with a lot of experience. They defeated Vanderbilt last year in March Madness odds and they should probably be favored over the Buckeyes in this game. Siena is led by MAAC Player of the Year Kenny Hasbrouck. The Saints are also deep with six players averaging 8 points or more per game. Siena loves to run and sometimes not play much defense. Ohio State might not be the team to take advantage of that weakness though.

Ohio State was 11-0 this season when scoring 70 points or more so that is one March Madness betting stat in their favor. Evan Turner leads the Buckeyes in scoring, rebounding and assists. William Buford was voted Big 10 Freshmen of the year and they will need his scoring if they are to top Siena in March Madness betting. The Buckeyes can also struggle at times defensively and that could be a problem in this March Madness betting game.

March Madness betting stats tell us that the Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Saints are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games as an underdog.

The Buckeyes are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The Buckeyes are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 non-conference games. The Buckeyes are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 March Madness betting games. The Buckeyes are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 March Madness odds games as a favorite.

Looking at the March Madness odds total we find that the over is 4-0 in the Saints last 4 games as an underdog. The over is 4-1 in the Saints last 5 non-conference games. The over is 5-1 in the Buckeyes last 6 March Madness betting games. The under is 5-1 in the Buckeyes last 6 overall as March Madness betting stats show.

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