Indiana vs. Ohio State - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes (13-3) at Indiana Hoosiers (11-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Indiana Hoosiers play Saturday afternoon at the Assembly Hall.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have won four of their last five games and play their third true road contest. On the season, Ohio State is averaging 82.8 points on 52.3 percent shooting and is allowing 60.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 18.3 points and 5.1 assists while Marc Loving is averaging 12.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Sam Thompson is the third player averaging double-digit points and Shannon Scott is dishing 7.6 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of the best offensive teams in the country, as they’re shooting 71.2 percent from the free throw line and 40.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 61 or less points in four of its last seven games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers have won four of their last six games and play their fourth ranked team. On the season, Indiana is averaging 82.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting and is allowing 71.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16.3 points and 4.9 assists. Troy Williams is the third player averaging double-digit points and Hanner Mosquera-Perea is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are also an elite offensive team that’s shooting 71.9 percent from the line and 39.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 65 or less points in four of its last eight games. Indiana is 9-1 SU this season on its home court.
The Buckeyes are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big Ten and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The Buckeyes are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Indiana and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
You guys should know by now that I'm real high on this Indiana Hoosiers squad and they've made us some nice coin already this season. Well, no reason to jump off that train yet. While Ohio State may have its best team in a while, I'm not sure the Buckeyes have enough offensive firepower to hang with the Hoosiers, espeically on the road. Look for Indiana to win this game outright.