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No. 17 Ohio State vs. Akron odds, lines: Proven model reveals college basketball picks for Tuesday's contest

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Tuesday's matchup between the Buckeyes and Zips in the season opener for both teams
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The 17th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes open the 2021-22 season with a stretch of three games in seven days that begins when they host the Akron Zips on Tuesday. Tip-off from Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio is set for 6 p.m. ET. The Buckeyes are 16.5-point favorites in the latest Ohio State vs. Akron odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 141 (see up-to-date lines for every game on our college basketball odds page). 

Before making any Akron vs. Ohio State picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Ohio State has dominated the all-time series, winning seven of the eight meetings between the teams. The Buckeyes have been consistent of late, going 21-10 each of the last two seasons while recording at least 20 wins in 16 of the past 17 campaigns. Junior forward E.J. Liddell is coming off a 2020-21 season in which he earned first-team All-Big Ten honors after finishing second on the team in scoring with 16.2 points per game and first with 6.7 rebounds.

The model also knows Akron is returning eight players from the team that posted a 15-8 record in 2020-21. The Zips are 70-49 overall under coach John Groce and 39-15 over the last two seasons. Junior guard Bryan Trimble was second on the team last campaign with an average of 12 points per contest and hit a club-high 74 successful shots from 3-point range.

Now, it has set its sights on Ohio State vs. Akron. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

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