Ohio State vs. High Point - 12/10/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
High Point Panthers (6-2) at Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the High Point Panthers face off on Wednesday in Columbus in college basketball action.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-1 this season and they are ranked 12th in the nation. OSU is averaging 80.1 points and they are shooting 51.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.1 points and their opponents are shooting 36.5 percent. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 18 points and 5.4 assists to lead the Buckeyes. Marc Loving is averaging 12.9 points, Sam Thompson is averaging 9.9 points, and Amir Williams is averaging 7.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Ohio State is 6-0 at home this season.
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The High Point Panthers are 6-2 this season and they have won three of their last four games. High Point is averaging 70.4 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. John Brown leads the Panthers averaging 19.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Brian Richardson is averaging 11.1 points, Devante Wallace is averaging 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Lorenzo Cugini is averaging 9.6 points. High Point is 2-2 on the road and they haven’t defeated a team with a RPI better than 150.
Ohio State is 1-7-1 against the spread following a win, 1-7 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 1-11-1 against the spread in their last 13 games. High Point is 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 games.
Ohio State is a huge favorite here and they aren’t known for calling off the dogs so I look for the Buckeyes to cover here.