Florida vs. Ohio State NIT Pick
Two big-time college programs meet up in the second round of the NIT Tournament today as No. 3 Ohio State hosts No. 2 Florida at Noon ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is the slight favorite in this game, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -1 point against Florida. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 140 points. These two play today’s game from Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
Ohio State is 21-13 on the season, 15-5 at home and 17-15-1 against the spread. Florida is 20-14 overall, 5-8 on the road and 16-15-1 against the spread. Ohio State has won the last three meetings with Florida, covering the spread in two of the three wins.
Florida started the NIT with a 97-68 win over North Florida while Ohio State defeated Akron in overtime. Ohio State playing at home should help as the Buckeyes are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 at home. Florida has won some games over bad teams, but struggled against good teams. The Gators are just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 against a winning team. Given the setting and not a ton at stake, look for Ohio State to get past the Gators at home.
NIT TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: OHIO STATE -1