Ohio State vs. Mercer - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercer Bears (9-2) at Ohio State Buckeyes (6-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Mercer Bears face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-5 this season and are coming off of their biggest win of the year knocking off Kentucky. Ohio State is averaging 72.1 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Marc Loving leads the Buckeyes averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds, Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 11.9 points and 7.0 rebounds, and JaQuan Lyle is averaging 9.1 points. Ohio State was looking like it was a rebuilding year until Saturday’s win.
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The Mercer Bears are 9-2 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Mercer is averaging 69.8 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. Jestin Lewis leads the Bears averaging 12.6 points per game. Stephon Jelks is averaging 12 points and 8.7 rebounds, Phillip Leonard is averaging 9.9 points, and Demetre Rivers is averaging 9.5 points. Mercer has played the bulk of their games away from home.
Ohio State is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 2-5 against the spread following a win. Mercer is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
With the Buckeyes beating Kentucky the value is going to be playing against them.