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Rutgers vs. Ohio State - 1/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ohio State at Rutgers
Date & Time Wednesday January 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Rutgers Athletic Center
Piscataway, New Jersey
The Line
The Line: Rutgers +6 -- Over/Under: 130.5
TV Channel
BTN
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

The Ohio State Buckeyes look for another win after winning six of their last seven games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 77.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds while C.J. Jackson is averaging 13.4 points and 3.9 assists. Duane Washington Jr. is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Luther Muhammad is dishing 2.2 assists. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won both road games this season.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights need a statement win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 68.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Eugene Omoruyi is averaging 15.7 points and eight rebounds while Geo Baker is averaging 13.1 points and 4.8 assists. Peter Kiss is dishing 1.5 assists and Ron Harper Jr. is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 62.7 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have won six of their last nine home games.

The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Scarlet Knights last 7 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Buckeyes last 7 overall.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have one of their better and more balanced rosters in quite some time, they're playing consistent ball right now and are an impressive 4-0 ATS this season on the road. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights were already extremely poor on the offensive end, and it's gotten worse in their last five games where they're averaging 67.4 points on 37.8 percent shooting. It's tough to win or even compete in the Big Ten when shots aren't falling. This is a game OSU should be able to run away with and have its defense lead to easy offense. 

Pick:
Ohio State Buckeyes -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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