Ohio State vs. Florida - 3/20/16 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Gators (20-14) at Ohio State Buckeyes (21-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and Ohio State Buckeyes play Sunday in the NIT at the Value City Arena.
The Florida Gators look for another win after beating North Florida on Tuesday. The Florida Gators are averaging 74.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 41 percent shooting. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 14.9 points and 8.2 rebounds while John Egbunu is averaging 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. KeVaughn Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Devin Robinson is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Gators are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have split their last eight road games.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes look for another win after beating Akron on Tuesday. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 70.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Marc Loving is averaging 13.8 points and 1.6 assists while Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. JaQuan Lyle is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Thompson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Buckeyes are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won four of their last five home games.
The Gators are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Buckeyes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Ohio State has been really solid on its home court as of late and has been a little more consistent on the offensive end. I've had issues with Florida's offense all season long. So, in a game that could go either way, I'll lay the bucket with the home team.