Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions - 1/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Penn State Nittany Lions (11-9) at Ohio State Buckeyes (12-8)
College Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes will host the Penn State Nittany Lions this Monday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes come into this game with a 12-8 record and are currently 6th in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes have lost their last 2 games with their most recent being a 75-64 loss to Purdue. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Buckeyes has been Marc Loving who is averaging 13.7 points per game and 5.5 rebounds. Keita Bates-Diop is second on the team with 11.4 points per game and 5.8 rebounds.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions come into this game with a 11-9 record and are currently 11th in the Big Ten. Penn State has lost 3 of their last 4 games with their most recent game being a 66-60 loss to Wisconsin. Through 20 games this season the leading scorer for the Nittany Lions has been Brandon Taylor who is averaging 16.2 points per game and 6.0 rebounds. Shep Garner is second on the team with 14.1 points per game and 2.9 assists.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following an against the spread loss. The Nittany Lions are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following a loss. The Buckeyes are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games following a against the spread win.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have been struggling as of late and so has Penn State. Both of these teams would like to pick up the win here and i think the Buckeyes will be the team that does. Im taking Ohio State to win this game and to cover the spread at home.