Nebraska vs. Ohio State - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes (17-10) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 71.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 11.9 points and 1.1 assists. Jae'Sean Tate is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and JaQuan Lyle is dishing 4.4 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Buckeyes are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a win after losing five of their last seven games The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 73.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Andrew White is averaging 17.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.7 points and 2.9 assists. Tai Webster is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Glynn Watson Jr. is dishing 2.6 assists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cornhuskers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last 10 home games.
The Buckeyes are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Cornhuskers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The home team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The home team has covered the last seven meetings between these two teams. Also, I'm not sold on this Ohio State team, especially on the road. Nebraska plays good defense and could use a feel good win heading into the Big Ten tournament. I'll side with the home team and small number.