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Nebraska Cornhuskers home to Ohio State Buckeyes in NCAA Basketball betting action

Ohio State BuckeyesNebraska Cornhuskers
15-3January 20, 2014, 07:00 | Pinnacle Bank Arena8-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Nebraska vs Ohio State battle Monday at Pinnacle Bank Arena as the Cornhuskers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Cornhuskers currently sports a 8-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7 ATS. The Buckeyes are 15-3 and 9-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cornhuskers produce a 8-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Buckeyes have gone 7-10 against the number.

View Ohio State Buckeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Buckeyes were listed as -8.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 137-rated Cornhuskers and the No. 7-ranked Buckeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Ohio State, they were a 63-53 loser as they battled Minnesota on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Ohio State got 22 points from LaQuinton Ross but lost anyway, 63-53, to Minnesota on Thursday at Williams Arena.

Nebraska lost its last outing, a 70-64 result against Purdue on January 12. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Terran Petteway scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Cornhuskers to a win (they lost 70-64 to Purdue at Mackey Arena on Sunday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Buckeyes rank No. 126 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.06 per game. That compares with Nebraska’s No. 207 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Nebraska is college basketball's No. 171-ranked team at 5.69 per game, while the Buckeyes rate No. 95 with 6.72 per game.

Next up:
Ohio State home to Illinois, Thursday, January 23rd
Nebraska at Penn State, Thursday, January 23rd