Buckeyes vs. Cornhuskers Prediction
The 23rd-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are in action on the road tonight at the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Can OSU win by double digits to cover the number?
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Pinnacle Bank Arena at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Buckeyes are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 144.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 70 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Ohio State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Buckeyes take down Terrapins
Ohio State earned a 79-72 home victory Sunday afternoon over Maryland to improve to 18-9 overall and 8-8 in Big Ten Conference action. The Buckeyes led 40-33 at halftime and kept control from there. Luther Muhammad paced OSU with 22 points on 5-of-11 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-8 at the free throw line. He also registered five rebounds and two assists. Kaleb Wesson tallied 15 points, nine boards, three assists and two steals. Duane Washington Jr. tallied 13 points and four caroms off the bench. Andre Wesson had 12 points, three rebounds and two dimes. C.J. Walker added 12 points and three assists.
Cornhuskers drop 12th straight
Nebraska lost 71-59 Monday night at Illinois to fall to 7-20 overall and 2-14 in conference play. The Cornhuskers trailed 37-31 at halftime and continued to fall behind further after the break. Haanif Cheatham led Nebraska with 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 4-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also recorded seven rebounds and two assists. Dachon Burke Jr. accounted for 13 points in 34 minutes of action. Yvan Ouedraogo tallied 11 points, 10 boards and two steals. Thorir Thorbjarnarson added 11 points, seven caroms and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as a favorite. Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last five Thursday games.
The Cornhuskers are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings.
The Buckeyes have struggled frequently on the road this season, but this is Nebraska we are talking about. The Cornhuskers have lost their last three games by double digits and have basically packed it in for the season. Ohio State has plenty to play for over the next couple weeks and cannot afford a poor performance here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES -9.5