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

Nebraska CornhuskersOhio State Buckeyes
8-5January 04, 2014, 12:00 | Value City Arena14-0

The Ohio State Buckeyes will try to cover the spread at Value City Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Nebraska Cornhuskers in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Buckeyes are 14-0 overall and 7-6 ATS, while the Cornhuskers are 8-5 and 6-6 ATS. As for the totals, Ohio State boasts a 4-9 on the OU, and Nebraska is 6-5-1.

View Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Ohio State Buckeyes as -18-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Buckeyes, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cornhuskers, who rate No. 77 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 67-57 loser as they battled Iowa on the road. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. Nebraska got 20 points and 12 rebounds from Terran Petteway in a losing cause in their 67-57 loss to Iowa on Tuesday.

Ohio State was a 78-69 winner in its last match on the road against Purdue. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Buckeyes got a 25-point performance from LaQuinton Ross, who added 12 rebounds, as Ohio State ran past Purdue 78-69 on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 110 nationally ranked offense (75.07 points per game) against a Cornhuskers defense that sits as the No. 78 at 66.62 PPG. The Buckeyes have been averaging 46.95% from the field, more than the Cornhuskers have managed so far this season (42.74% on average).

A few Cornhuskers at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Nebraska is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Ohio State
Nebraska is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ohio State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games when playing Ohio State
Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 8 games
Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska home to Michigan, Thursday, January 9th
Ohio State at Michigan State, Tuesday, January 7th