Ohio State vs. Mount St Mary's - 11/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mount St Mary's Mountaineers (1-0) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (0-0)
NCAA Basketball: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mount St Mary's Mountaineers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Sunday afternoon at the Value City Arena.
The Mount St Mary's Mountaineers look to bounce back after losing their season opener to Maryland. The Mount St Mary's Mountaineers are averaging 56 points on 31.1 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 58.9 percent shooting. BK Ashe is averaging 18 points and seven rebounds while Will Miller is averaging 10 points and two rebounds. Gregory Graves is grabbing five rebounds and Junior Robinson is dishing five assists. The Mount St Mary's Mountaineers hung around with Maryland when you consider that the Terps are national champion contenders. Mount St Mary’s made 10 threes and had just seven turnovers. Games like this will help the Mountaineers compete in the Northeast this season. Mount St Mary’s has lost nine of its last 12 road games.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes open their season with this game and look to return to another NCAA Tournament. Marc Loving leads OSU after averaging 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Jae'Sean Tate averaged 8.8 points and five rebounds. Keita Bates-Diop grabbed 2.1 rebounds and Kam Williams shot 34.6 percent from deep. The Ohio State Buckeyes may have lost D'Angelo Russell and Shannon Scott, but there’s still more than enough talent for Thad Matta to work with. Not only the players that are returning, but freshmen JaQuan Lyle and Austin Grandstaff are going to be big time players for the Buckeyes. Ohio State begins the season with four straight home games, so this is a chance to set the tone early.
The Mountaineers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The Buckeyes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Mount St Mary's is going to be a team to watch once conference play starts given this tough schedule, but asking the Mountaineers to keep this game close is asking a little too much. Ohio State is just far too talented on both sides of the ball. OSU in a blowout.