Indiana Hoosiers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/2/14
Ohio State Buckeyes (22-7) at Indiana Hoosiers (16-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and the Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Sunday at Assembly Hall in Big Ten college basketball.
The Indiana Hoosiers have won two of their last three games and they sit in eighth place in the Big Ten standings. Indiana is 6-9 in the Big Ten this season, 13-3 at home, and 3-4 against teams ranked in the top 25. Kevin Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers averaging 17.6 points per game. Noah Vonleh is averaging 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds, Will Sheehy is averaging 10.8 points, and Troy Williams is averaging 6.5 points. Indiana is averaging 73.1 points and they are shooting 4.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Indiana looks to be on the outside looking in at the NCAA Tournament.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are coming off of a tough los at Penn State but they have won six of their last eight games. Ohio State is 9-7 in the Big 10 and 6-4 away from home this season. LaQuinton Ross leads the Buckeyes averaging 14.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Lenzelle Smith Jr. is averaging 11.6 points and 5.1 rebounds, Aaron Craft is averaging 9.5 points, and Sam Thompson is averaging 7.6 points. Ohio State is averaging 70.2 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Ohio State is just 4-4 in Big Ten road games.
Indiana is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. Ohio State is 6-2 against the spread against the Big Ten, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games, and 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meeting s of these two.
My free pick is going to be on the total and I don't see much scoring here so I like the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pickmin the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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