Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/14/14
Ohio State Buckeyes (24-8) vs Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-11)
Friday March 14, 2014 2:25 PM
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +4.5 -- Over/Under:124 See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Thursday in Indianapolis I the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers ended the regular season as one of the hottest teams in the nation winning eight of their last nine games and earning a bye in the first round of the conference tournament. Nebraska is 11-7 in Big Ten play and 1-2 in neutral site games. Terran Petteway leads the Cornhuskers averaging 18 points per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 12.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, Walter Pitchford is averaging 9.4 points, and Ray Gallegos is averaging 7.0 points. Nebraska is averaging 67 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Nebraska looks to be a lock to make the NCAA Tournament.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes found themselves in a battle on Thursday against Purdue but in the end they gutted it out to get the win and advance to this game. Ohio State is 11-8 in Big Ten games and 7-5 in games played away from home. LaQuinton Ross leads the Buckeyes averaging 14.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Lenzelle Smith Jr. is averaging 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds, Aaron Craft is averaging 9.5 points, and Sam Thompson is averaging 7.5 points. Ohio State is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Ohio State has made it to the Championship Game of the Big Ten Tournament the past five years.
Nebraska is 6-1 against the spread following a win, 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games, and -1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Ohio State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four neutral site games, 8-0 against the spread in their last eight Friday games, and 8-3 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and I am on the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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