Ohio State vs. Texas-Arlington 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UT-Arlington Mavericks (1-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0)
NCAA Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -15.5 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Texas-Arlington Mavericks face off on Friday in college basketball action.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are off to a 2-0 start to the season with wins over Mount St. Mary’s and Grambling. Ohio State is averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 54.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 54.5 points and their opponents are shooting 34.2 percent. Marc Loving leads the Buckeyes averaging 14.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12 points and 9.0 rebounds, and Kam Williams is averaging 11 points. Ohio State is normally ranked at this point of the season so this year they will have to earn whatever recognition they get.
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The UT-Arlington Mavericks are 1-1 to start the season beating Fordham and losing to La. Tech. Texas-Arlington is averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 37.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 54.5 points and their opponents are shooting 34.2 percent. Eric Neal leads the Mavericks averaging 15 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Kevin Hervey is averaging 11 points, Kaelon Wilson is averaging 9.0 points, and Jalen Jones is averaging 7.5 points and 6.0 rebounds. Texas-Arlington could be a team to watch in the Sun Belt.
Ohio State is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 1-8 against the spread following a win by 20 points or more. UT-Arlington is 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 14-6-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games.
This is simply way too many points and UTA has enough here to at the very least give the Buckeyes a scare.