NCAA hoops odds preview - Ohio State vs. Nebraska
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will hit the floor running against the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Cornhuskers currently sports a 11-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-10 ATS. The Buckeyes are 16-4 and 11-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cornhuskers produce a 9-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Buckeyes have gone 6-10-1 against the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Nebraska Cornhuskers as 12.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 13-rated Ohio State taking on the No. 169-rated Cornhuskers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-59 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nebraska has the nation's No. 329-rated offensive output, at 58.8 PPG. The visiting Buckeyes defense ranks No. 14 allowing on average 57.4 PPG. The Cornhuskers FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.
Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.2 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 328 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Ohio State, they were a 58-49 winner as they battled Wisconsin at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Deshaun Thomas went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Ohio State over Wisconsin, 58-49, on Tuesday at Value City Arena.
In their last action, Nebraska was an 84-65 loser on the road against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cornhuskers got a huge 30-point effort from Ray Gallegos but still lost 84-65 against Minnesota on Tuesday at Williams Arena.
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan are 9-1
After playing Wisconsin are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Penn State are 0-3
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Buckeyes at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games
Nebraska is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Ohio State at Michigan, Tuesday, February 5
Nebraska home to Penn State, Saturday, February 9