Ohio State Opens As 8.5-Point Favorites Over South Dakota State

By Kevin Harrish on March 11, 2018 at 7:48 pm
Ohio State opens as favorites.

Almost as soon as the NCAA Tournament bracket became official, the Vegas books started rolling out the lines, and according to 5Dimes.com, the No. 5 seed Buckeyes are an 8½-point favorite over No. 12 seed South Dakota State. 

The No. 5 vs. No. 12 seed matchup has not been exceptionally kind to No. 5 seeds in the past, and the Jackrabbits don't look to be an easy out. South Dakota State hasn't lost a game since January, and boasts a high-powered offense led by one of the most dominating players in the country.

Can the Buckeyes avoid the upset, and cover the spread? Time will tell.

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