Ohio State vs. Virginia - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (5-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (2-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Ohio State Buckeyes play Tuesday night at the Value City Arena.
The Virginia Cavaliers look for their fifth win overall and first road victory. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 81 points on 51.7 percent shooting and allowing 58.3 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 16.7 points and 3.2 assists while Anthony Gill is averaging 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. London Perrantes is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Tobey is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. Virginia is averaging just eight turnovers per game and has allowed 66 or less points in four straight games. The Virginia Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes hope to snap a three-game losing streak and get back to a .500 record. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 75.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 38 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 16.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. JaQuan Lyle is dishing 6.2 assists and Jae'Sean Tate is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 58.6 percent from the free throw line. Ohio State is averaging 10.6 offensive rebounds per game but is turning the ball over 16 times. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Cavaliers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win. The Buckeyes are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Ohio State hasn't looked good so far and is clearly impacted with all the talent that left a season ago. Virginia has been steamrolling since its loss to George Washington, and the Cavs have covered 10 of their last 14 road games. While this is steep chalk, Virginia has to be the play here with OSU stinking up the joint.