Cornhuskers vs. Buckeyes Prediction
The 21st-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes have been in a slump as of late heading into tonight’s contest at home versus the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Can OSU put it all together and cover the spread in this spot?
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Value City Arena at 6:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Buckeyes are a 17.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 136.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 62 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Nebraska. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Cornhuskers stumble at Wildcats
Nebraska lost by a score of 62-57 Saturday at Northwestern to drop to 7-9 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten Conference. The Cornhuskers trailed 42-27 at halftime and were unable to recover. Cam Mack paced Nebraska with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting including 1-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-5 at the free throw line. He also contributed 10 rebounds and seven assists. Haanif Cheatham added 10 points and three steals.
Buckeyes drop fourth straight
Ohio State lost a fourth consecutive game Saturday as it fell 66-54 at Indiana to fall to 11-5 overall and 1-4 in conference action. The Buckeyes were outscored 35-20 in the second half after leading by three at the break. Andre Wesson led OSU with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also notched seven rebounds and two assists. Kaleb Wesson tallied 11 points and 10 boards. D.J. Carton added 10 points and three dimes off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog. Nebraska is 1-6 ATS in its last seven Tuesday games.
The Buckeyes are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as a home favorite. Ohio State is 0-4 ATS in its last four games overall.
Something has to give for the Buckeyes as they are a very talented team more representative of what they were doing prior to this rough stretch the last four games. Ohio State is huge favorites tonight, so an impressive get right performance might still mean it doesn’t cover the spread. The Cornhuskers have not won a road game this season, but did take Indiana to overtime. With how OSU has struggled the last couple weeks, I’d rather take the points.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS +17.5