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Nebraska vs. Ohio - 12/25/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio Bobcats (4-5) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-4)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Ohio Bobcats face off on Thursday in Hawaii in college basketball tournament action.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers needed overtime on Tuesday but they managed to get a win knocking off Loyola Marymount. Nebraska is averaging 67.4 points and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 8.1 percent. Terran Petteway leads the Huskers averaging 19 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 16.7 points and 7.2 rebounds, Walter Pitchford is averaging 7.3 points, and Benny Parker is averaging 7.2 points. Nebraska has won two of their last three games.

Nebraska vs. Ohio - 12/25/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ohio Bobcats are coming off of a win against DePaul that raised their record to 4-5 this season. Ohio is averaging 70.9 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Javarez Willis is averaging 16.4 points per game to lead the Bobcats. Maurice Ndour is averaging 14.6 points and 9.8 rebounds, Ryan Taylor is averaging 11.2 points, and Antonio Campbell is averaging 10 points and 7.9 rebounds. Ohio hasn’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 200.

Nebraska is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, 1-5 against the spread against the MAC, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. Ohio is 2-5 against the spread against the Big 10, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-5 against the spread following a win.

Nebraska is a sizable favorite here but I don’t see why and I am taking the generous number of points with OU. 

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Ohio Bobcats +7.5

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