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Nebraska Cornhuskers visit Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAAB hoops battle

Nebraska CornhuskersOhio State Buckeyes
Jan 3, 6:30 PM | Value City Arena

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds

8-5TEAM RECORD13-2

The Buckeyes will be trying to slam the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Value City Arena in college betting action.

Ohio State battles the Cornhuskers, currently sitting with a 8-5 mark (3-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-4 for the Buckeyes and 5-3-1 for the Cornhuskers.

View Nebraska vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cornhuskers are listed as 23.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Buckeyes, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cornhuskers, who rate No. 174 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 87-67 victory for the Buckeyes.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cornhuskers is ranked No. 258 in NCAA hoops at 33.3 per game. Contrast that with Ohio State’s No. 85 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio State is the No. 270-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Nebraska rates No. 181 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 57 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Nebraska was a 68-55 loser at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs. Bo Spencer scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Cornhuskers to a win (they lost 68-55 to Michigan State at Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday).

In their last action, Ohio State was a 74-70 loser on the road against Indiana. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. Ohio State got 16 points from Aaron Craft but lost anyway, 74-70, to Indiana on Saturday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Iowa are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

A few Cornhuskers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games on the road
Nebraska is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Nebraska is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 7 games
Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Nebraska at Illinois, Saturday, January 7
Ohio State at Iowa, Saturday, January 7

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