Ohio State vs. Rutgers Pick
Can Ohio State keep up its unbeaten play in the Big Ten when the Buckeyes go on the road tonight to face Rutgers at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is favored on the road, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -6 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 135.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Ohio State has won four straight and nine of its last 10 following a 91-69 victory over Maryland this week. The Buckeyes are 14-4 overall, 5-0 in the Big Ten and 8-8 against the spread. OSU has covered in its las three games.
Rutgers has lost four of its last five entering tonight. The Knights are coming off a 76-72 OT loss at Michigan State despite being a 22-point underdog. Rutgers is 11-7 overall, 1-4 in the Big Ten and 7-3 against the spread. Rutgers has covered in five of its last six lined games. The Scarlet Knights are averaging 68.8 points per game on offense this year while allowing 63.1 per game on defense. Ohio State is putting up 80 points per game this year while allowing 68.4 per game.
Ohio State has won four of its last five meetings with Rutgers, but the Knights have covered in three straight encounters. Ohio State has looked pretty good on the road thus far. The Buckeyes are 2-0 and averaging 87 per game. That includes an 11-point win at Iowa 10 days ago. Rutgers had a nice showing at MSU, but the Spartans are in a funk right now. Ohio State is definitely not in a funk. The Buckeyes are playing some good basketball and I expect a cover on the road tonight. The public betting is with Ohio State as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: OHIO STATE -6