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Ohio State vs. South Carolina State - 12/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Carolina State Bulldogs (5-8) at Ohio State Buckeyes (7-5)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Value City Arena)

The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -23 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: BTN

The South Carolina State Bulldogs and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Sunday night at the Value City Arena.

The South Carolina State Bulldogs need a big victory after losing four of their last five games. The South Carolina State Bulldogs are averaging 67.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Eric Eaves is averaging 14.3 points and 2.2 rebounds while Ed Stephens is averaging 13.8 points and 1.9 assists. Gabe McCray is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Mortimer is dishing 2.5 assists. The South Carolina State Bulldogs are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. South Carolina State is allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.3 turnovers per game. The South Carolina State Bulldogs have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.

Ohio State vs. South Carolina State - 12/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ohio State Buckeyes look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 71.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12.1 points and 1.5 assists. Jae'Sean Tate is the third double-digit scorer and JaQuan Lyle is dishing 4.4 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. Ohio State is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 10 of their last 14 home games.

The Bulldogs are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Buckeyes are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. 

South Carolina State is poor defensively and Ohio State is starting to find its groove after a rocky start to the year. The Buckeyes should be able to win this game in blowout fashion.

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Ohio State Buckeyes -23

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