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Ohio State vs. Rutgers Scarlet - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-11) at Ohio State Buckeyes (11-6)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Value City Arena)

The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -18 -- Over/Under: 134.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off on Wednesday in Columbus in Big Ten college basketball action.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-6 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Indiana that ended a seven game winning streak. Ohio State is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Marc Loving leads the Buckeyes averaging 14.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Keita bates-Diop is averaging 11.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 10.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, and JaQuan Lyle is averaging 10.2 points. Ohio State scored just 18 points in the first half last week at IU.

Ohio State vs. Rutgers Scarlet - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-11 this season and they have lost their last four games. Rutgers is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.6 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Corey Sanders leads the Scarlet Knights averaging 13.3 points per game. Deshawn Freeman is averaging 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, Mike Williams is averaging 12.2 points, and Bishop Daniels is averaging 9.2 points. Rutgers ahs struggled since joining the Big Ten.

Ohio State is 3-0-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 12-2 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, and 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine home games. Rutgers is 8-17 against the spread in their last 25 games, 8-21 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games.

This isn’t a great Ohio State team but I fully expect them to drill Rutgers here. 

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Ohio State Buckeyes -18

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