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Ohio State vs Nebraska Basketball Picks 2-29-24

Nebraska Cornhuskers (20-8) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (16-12)
February 29, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -2.5; Over/Under: +144.5
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten game on Thursday night at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup, Nebraska preview, Ohio State preview, and the Nebraska vs. Ohio State prediction.

Nebraska Preview

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 20-8 (10-7) this season and they have won four games in a row. Nebraska is coming off of a win against Minnesota by a score of 73-55 in their last game. The Cornhuskers led 28-20 at halftime and they were able to score 45 points in the second half for the win. Nebraska shot 39.3% from the field and were +6 in rebounding margin in the game. Nebraska has also defeated Indiana, Penn State, and Michigan during this winning streak. The Cornhuskers are scoring 77.1 points per game with 37.9 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, while giving up 69.5 points against per game this year. Keisei Tominaga is averaging 14 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. Nebraska is shooting 44.9% from the field, 76% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers this season. 

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Ohio State Preview

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 16-12 (6-11) this year and they have alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Ohio State is coming off of a win against Michigan State by a score of 60-57 in their last game. The Buckeyes trailed 32-22 at halftime, but they out scored MSU 38-25 in the second half for the win. Ohio State shot 38.6% from the field and were +7 in rebounding margin in the game. Ohio State lost to Minnesota by a score of 88-79 in the game prior to Michigan State, but did beat Purdue before that. The Buckeyes are scoring 74 points per game with 36.1 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, while allowing 69.9 points against per game this season. Bruce Thornton is averaging 16.2 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game. Ohio State is shooting 44.6% from the field, 76.4% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers this year. 

Nebraska vs Ohio State Betting Prediction

Nebraska comes into this matchup on a nice four game winning streak and they are battling to try and get into the NCAA Tournament. The Cornhuskers have been great at home, but they have had some road struggles. Ohio State is one of the worst teams in the Big Ten, but they have played some decent basketball over their last five games. The Buckeyes just beat Michigan State on the road and they beat Purdue in their last home game. These two teams are actually pretty similar when looking at the season stats and I think the home court is going to give Ohio State the advantage. Take the Buckeyes to pick up a home win here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Ohio State ML

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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