Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (+13)
Value City Arena is the venue where and the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-2) will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-5) on Wednesday. The spread on this game has Ohio State as 13-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 144.
Nebraska will enter this matchup with a record of 4-5 on the year. The Cornhuskers are hitting 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (81 of 250) and 64.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 77.0 points per contest (107th in D-1) while hitting 42.2% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Nebraska is grabbing 40.2 boards per contest and has earned 126 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 71st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Cornhuskers are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 295th in college hoops in giving up assists with 126 conceded so far this year. The Cornhuskers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 40.5% (225 of 556) and they concede 40.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 31.6% on shots from downtown and they rank 181st in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.4).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers stepped onto the hardwood against the Michigan Wolverines and ended up losing by a score of 80-69 in their last contest. Nebraska walked away from the contest with a 39.1% field goal percentage (25 out of 64) and buried 7 of their 20 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers buried 12 of 20 tries for a rate of 60.0%. In regard to grabbing boards, they compiled 29 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 6 assists for this game while earning 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, Nebraska allowed the other team to go 39.1% from the field on 25 out of 64 shooting. Michigan recorded 16 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Wolverines snagged 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Michigan finished the game shooting 78.6% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of their 14 attempts. They buried 9 of 27 shots from 3-point range.
Teddy Allen is a player who played a role in this contest. He totaled 25 points on 9 of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and grabbed 6 rebounds. Allen shot 40.9% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Cornhuskers was Dalano Banton. He snagged 5 boards and also accounted for 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the field for the matchup by shooting 7-of-16 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Banton played 35 minutes.
Ohio State has a win-loss record of 7-2 this year. As an offensive team, the Buckeyes are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which ranks 196th in the nation. Ohio State has totaled 689 points for the year (76.6 per game) and they average 37.7 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 13.1 times per contest (200th in the country) and they are giving up possession 9.4 times per game. The Buckeyes have committed 16.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.1% from the free throw line. The Buckeyes on the defensive end are ranked 105th in the country in points per game surrendered with 66.3. The Ohio State defense gives up 38.0% on three-point shots (70 of 184) and opponents are making 72.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 14.0 assists and 32.2 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 234th and 79th in the nation. They are able to force 12.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (151st in the country).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Ohio State Buckeyes took a defeat with a final score of 71-70 against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Buckeyes pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this game. They also rejected 2 shots while recording 3 steals in the game. The Wildcats earned 14 personal fouls in this contest which took the Buckeyes to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In relation to three-point attempts, Ohio State converted 4 of 20 tries (20.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Buckeyes walked away from this one shooting 27 for 61 from the floor which had them shooting 44.3%. The Buckeyes permitted the Wildcats to knock down 28 of 58 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.3% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 37.5% from distance by connecting on 6 out of 16 and finished the game at 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). When it comes to rebounding, Ohio State allowed Northwestern to snag 24 in all (4 offensive).
E.J. Liddell pitched in for the Buckeyes for the matchup. He buried 6 of 11 for the contest for a rate of 54.5%, which earned him 15 points. Liddell grabbed 8 boards in his 30 mins played and had 2 dimes in the game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Ohio State was Kyle Young. He ended up scoring 14 points in 26 minutes on the court via 5 of 9 from the floor in the game. Young walked away from this one going 55.6% from the floor and also earning 2 dimes and 8 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nebraska (+13)
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