Ohio State vs. VMI - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
VMI Keydets (3-3) at Ohio State Buckeyes (2-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VMI Keydets and Ohio State Buckeyes square off Saturday afternoon at the Value City Arena.
The VMI Keydets look for a big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The VMI Keydets are averaging 60.8 points on 36.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting. QJ Peterson is averaging 20.2 points and 6.8 rebounds while Julian Eleby is averaging 16.3 points and 2.8 assists. Trey Chapman is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Adrian Rich is dishing 2.8 assists. The VMI Keydets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. VMI is allowing just 28.6 percent shooting from deep and forcing 12.5 turnovers per game. The VMI Keydets have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are in need of a big win after losing their last four games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 72.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 17 points and six rebounds while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12.8 points and 1.5 assists. Jae'Sean Tate is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and JaQuan Lyle is dishing 5.8 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 59.4 percent from the free throw line. Ohio State is averaging 16 turnovers per contest and is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Keydets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The Buckeyes are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Ohio State didn't get off to the start it was hoping for, but a lot of those losses came against good teams. VMI doesn't fall in that boat. I like the Buckeyes to play well and get a blowout victory at home.