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Ohio State vs. Nebraska - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-14) at Ohio State Buckeyes (19-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Value City Arena)

The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Ohio State Buckeyes play Thursday at the Value City Arena.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers really need a win after losing their last five games. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 61.7 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 62 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 18.2 points and five rebounds while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Walter Pitchford is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Benny Parker is dishing 1.9 assists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have three players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 71.9 percent from the line and 28.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last eight games. 

Ohio State vs. Nebraska - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ohio State Buckeyes also need a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, OSU is averaging 77.2 points on 49.7 percent shooting and is allowing 61.2 points on 39.3 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 19 points and 5.4 assists while Marc Loving is averaging 10.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Sam Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Jae'Sean Tate is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes have four players averaging at least 8.4 points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 37.9 percent from deep. Defensively, OSU is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six straight games.

The Cornhuskers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a S.U. loss. The Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Cornhuskers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Ohio State. 

I get it, I'm crazy for keep backing the Cornhuskers. However, I still think Nebraska is too talented not to compete against the better teams in the Big Ten. While it may not be wise, I'm taking Nebraska and the points here. 

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Nebraska Cornhuskers +13.5

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