Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers travelling to Ohio State Friday to take on the Buckeyes.
This is a conference playoff game in the Big Ten Tournament. United Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
Ohio State will face the 15-17 Cornhuskers, who own a 16-13-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Buckeyes are 10-16-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cornhuskers are 14-14 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Buckeyes and the No. 232-ranked Cornhuskers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-58 result in favor of the Buckeyes.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cornhuskers rank No. 295 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.7 per game. That compares with Ohio State’s No. 119 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio State is college basketball's No. 171-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Cornhuskers rate No. 287 with 5.1 per game.
Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 150-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 57-55 winner as they battled Purdue on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Cornhuskers grabbed a 57-55 win over the Boilermakers on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Shavon Shields at United Center.
Ohio State was a 68-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Deshaun Thomas scored 19 points leading the Buckeyes to a 68-55 victory over Illinois at Value City Arena on Sunday.