Nebraska vs. Ohio State - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nebraska vs. Ohio State - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes (18-9) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-20)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +9 -- Over/Under: 145

TV: ESPN2

The Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Ohio State Buckeyes look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 71.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14 points and 9.3 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 10.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. D.J. Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Young is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have lost four of their last six road games.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are looking for their first win since January 7. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 70.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Haanif Cheatham is averaging 12.5 points and 1.4 assists while Cameron Mack is averaging 12 points and 4.7 rebounds. Dachon Burke Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Thorir Thorbjarnarson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 60.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost five straight home games.

The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have their struggles from time to time and are just 3-6 against the spread on the road, but nothing is compared to what Nebraska has going on. The Nebraska Cornhuskers haven't only failed to win a game in over a month, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 15.2 points while shooting just 39.6 percent from the field. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are also a brutal 4-10 against the spread at home and failed to cover five straight at home. I have to side with the Ohio State Buckeyes on the road. 

Randy’s Pick Ohio State Buckeyes -9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.