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Big Ten Tournament - Nebraska Cornhuskers host Ohio State Buckeyes in college basketball action

Ohio State BuckeyesNebraska Cornhuskers
24-8March 14, 2014, 02:25 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse19-11

A key Big Ten conference tournament battle sees the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes facing Nebraska Friday to take on the Cornhuskers.

Ohio State is 6-1 overall, 5-2 ATS in seven meetings with the Huskers and they were listed as 4.5-point chalk in early wagering at Bovada.

The Cornhuskers sport a record of 19-11 and 19-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Buckeyes have 24-8 and 15-16 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-18 for the Cornhuskers and 13-18 for the Buckeyes.

View Ohio State Buckeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cornhuskers opened as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 68-rated Ohio State taking on the No. 119-rated Cornhuskers in this contest.

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Last time out for Ohio State, they were a 63-61 winner as they battled Purdue at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite. The Buckeyes grabbed a 63-61 win over the Boilermakers on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from LaQuinton Ross at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Nebraska was a 77-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisconsin. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Shavon Shields scored 26 points for Nebraska on Sunday, leading the Cornhuskers to a 77-68 win over Wisconsin at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 209-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 7 at 59.16 PPG. The Cornhuskers field goal percentage has averaged 42.93% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.75% per game.

 

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