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Ohio State BuckeyesNebraska Cornhuskers
Jan 21, 8:00 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds

16-3TEAM RECORD10-8

The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cornhuskers in Nebraska at Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Cornhuskers are 10-8 so far on the season, and 7-7 ATS vs. the number. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 16-3 and 8-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nebraska go 7-6-1 and the Buckeyes go 8-6-1 on the totals.

View Ohio State vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Nebraska sat as 12-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 9-rated Ohio State taking on the No. 181-rated Cornhuskers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 86-64 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Buckeyes is ranked No. 75 in NCAA hoops at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with Nebraska’s No. 297 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nebraska is the No. 186-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Ohio State rates No. 281 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 306 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ohio State, they were an 80-63 winner as they battled Indiana at home. They covered in the match as a 13-point favorite. Ohio State got 28 points from Lenzelle Smith Jr. en route to an 80-63 victory over Indiana on Sunday at Value City Arena.

Nebraska was a 70-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Indiana. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska earned a 70-69 victory over Indiana on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Bo Spencer at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Penn State are 9-1
After playing Indiana are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Buckeyes at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ohio State's last 9 games on the road
Ohio State is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Nebraska is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Nebraska is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Ohio State home to Penn State, Wednesday, January 25
Nebraska at Iowa, Thursday, January 26

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