Penn State Nittany Lions (3-4) at Ohio State Buckeyes (8-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -5.5 -- Over/Under: 143 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Value City Arena.
The Penn State Nittany Lions need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 78.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Izaiah Brockington is averaging 15.1 points and 4.7 rebounds while Myreon Jones is averaging 14.3 points and 2.7 assists. Sam Sessoms is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Lundy is dishing 0.4 assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Ohio State Buckeyes need a win after splitting their last six games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 76.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 14.9 points and 3.2 rebounds while EJ Liddell is averaging 13.9 points and 6.4 rebounds. Justice Sueing is the third double-digit scorer and CJ Walker is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Nittany Lions are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Buckeyes are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 home games and 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 Wednesday games. The under is 7-3 in Nittany Lions last 10 road games. The under is 8-3 in Buckeyes last 11 Wednesday games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have hit a rough patch out of nowhere and it has to do with a defense that can't get stops and has allowed 87 or more points in three of their last four games. The Ohio State Buckeyes have been hit or miss lately, but they've shown a far more balanced attack over the course of the season and can actually get stops down the stretch. This is a game Ohio State should win at home. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Buckeyes.