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Louisville vs. Ohio State - 12/2/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) at Louisville Cardinals (5-0)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:30 pm (KFC Yum! Center)

The Line: Louisville Cardinals -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Louisville Cardinals and the Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Thursday at the Yum Center in ACC vs. Big Ten action.

The Louisville Cardinals are off to a perfect 5-0 stat but outside of their opener against Minnesota it has come against soft competition. Four of UL’s wins have come at home while the other was on a neutral court. Louisville is averaging 77.2 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 46.6 points and their opponents are shooting 30.1 percent. Montrezl Harrell is averaging 17.4 points an 8.8 rebounds per game. Terry Rozier is averaging 13.6 points and 5.8 rebounds, Chris Jones is averaging 12.2 points and 4.6 rebounds, and Wayne Blackshear is averaging 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. The expectations as sky high every year in Louisville and this year is no different.

Louisville vs. Ohio State - 12/2/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are off to a 5-0 start with every win coming by a double-digit margin. Ohio State has played all five of their games at home and just one win over a team with a RPI better than 100. Ohio State is averaging 87.2 points and they are shooting 57 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.2 points and their opponents are shooting 30.1 percent. D’Angelo Russell leads the Buckeyes averaging 18 points and 5.4 assists per game. Sam Thompson is averaging 12 points and 4.6 rebounds, Marc Loving is averaging 12 points, and Shannon Scott is averaging 9.2 points and 10.4 assists. Ohio State also faces ACC School North Carolina on December 20th.

Louisville s 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game. Ohio State is 6-1 against the spread against the ACC. 1-7 against the spread following a win, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games.

The number is dropping in this one but I see Louisville running away in the second half and getting the cover. 

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