Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Prediction 01/14/20

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-9, 2-3 Big 10) will be at Value City Arena to square off with the 21st-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (11-5, 1-4 Big 10) in a Big 10 matchup. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio State Buckeyes ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Buckeyes fell to the Indiana Hoosiers, 66-54, while the Cornhuskers were defeated by the Northwestern Wildcats, 62-57.

Nebraska had a better free throw rate (0.090 vs. 0.032) while Ohio State held Indiana to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.5 (below their season average of 36.7). Ohio State received a boost from Andre Wesson, who contributed 15 points and seven rebounds. Cam Mack had a good game for Nebraska, finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

The Buckeyes won the only game between these two teams last season, 70-60. Ohio State won the rebounding battle. The Buckeyes had 14 offensive rebounds and 45 total rebounds, while the Cornhuskers had seven and 31, respectively. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Ohio State could dominate the offensive glass in this battle. The Buckeyes currently rank 53rd in offensive rebounding percentage (33.1 percent), while Nebraska ranks 344th in defensive rebounding percentage (64.8 percent). This game should be a battle of conflicting paces. The fast-breaking Cornhuskers rank 41st in possessions per game, while the more methodical Buckeyes rank 306th.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Free Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Ohio State, ATS Winner – Ohio State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Ohio State ranks 42nd in rebounds per game (39.3) while Nebraska ranks 277th in rebounds allowed per game (47.1).
  • The Buckeyes rank 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Cornhuskers rank 143rd (4.7).
  • Ohio State ranks 16th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Nebraska ranks 36th (5.5).
  • The Buckeyes rank 104th in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while the Cornhuskers rank 254th in three pointers allowed per game (26.3).
  • Ohio State ranks 17th in assists allowed per game (9.6) while Nebraska ranks 149th (13.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Cornhuskers have scored an average of 68.4 points per game (4.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.6 points per game (6.5 below their season average).
  • The Buckeyes have been outscored by an average of 6.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Ohio State has defeated opponents by an average of 14.1 points.