Ohio State vs Nebraska Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/27/2020
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska +9
The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 9 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 18-9. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. Nebraska has an overall record of 7-20. They are averaging 70.7 points per game and surrendering 76.5, good for a point differential of -5.8.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-11-1 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 16-11-0 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out for season
02/24/20 F Kyle Young Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Nebraska
01/31/20 G D.J. Carton Personal is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Justice Sueing Foot is out for season
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
02/24/20 G Cameron Mack Illness is "?"
02/16/20 G Matej Kavas Hand is out for season
Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Duane Washington Jr. averages 10.9 points per game in 23.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Haanif Cheatham averages 12.5 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Cam Mack averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 71.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 150th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 118th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 16th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 110th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 175th with 13.2 per game. The Buckeyes allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 38th place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 194th in the country with 70.7 points per game this year. They are 295th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -5.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 225th in the nation. They are 195th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 81st in assists per contest with 14.3. The Cornhuskers are 323rd in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Cornhuskers surrender 76.5 points per contest, which ranks them 322nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 248th and 168th in those defensive statistics. They rank 317th with 15.1 assists allowed per contest and 349th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 236th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 107.7, which is ranked 50th. They are 295th in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 56th. As a unit they are 40th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 55th in D-1. Ohio State is 113th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 96.2, which is ranked 292nd. They are 49th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 274th. As a unit they are 318th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 99th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska +9
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