Indiana vs. Ohio State - 1/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes (11-5) at Indiana Hoosiers (13-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and the Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Sunday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Indiana Hoosiers are 13-3 this season and they have won their last eight games in a row. Indiana is averaging 85.9 points and they are shooting 53.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers averaging 17 points and 5.8 assists per game. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 15.8 points, Troy Williams is averaging 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Thomas Bryant is averaging 11.9 points and 5.0 rebounds. Indiana had their stumbles early but the have been playing well ever since.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-5 this season and they have won their last seven games. OSU is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Marc Loving leads the Buckeyes averaging 14.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 12.1 points and 6.2 rebounds, Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds, and JaQuan Lyle is averaging 9.1 points and 5.1 assists. Ohio State has come on strong after the New Year and they have started the Big Ten schedule 3-0.
Indiana is 2-6 against the spread against the Big Ten and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Ohio State is 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, 5-15-1 against the spread in their last 21 road games, and 3-1-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
Both of these teams have been playing well and are riding significant winning streaks and I see this one being close so I will take the points with Ohio State.