Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Nittany Lions vs. Buckeyes CBB Odds
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2019-2020 NCAA Basketball
(7-1) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0)
Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Ohio State -8.5
CBB Betting Total: 132.0
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This Big Ten matchup will see the Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Luckily for Buckeye fans, this game is at noon whereas the Big Ten football championship game is at 8 PM. That should bring in a crowd for those they are unable to attend the football game in Indianapolis.
The last time these teams met, the Buckeyes won 74-70.
Penn State Nittany Lions
The Nittany Lions have had a great start to the season. They have lost just once and that was in overtime to the Ole Miss Rebels by just two points. Even though we have yet to officially reach conference play (typically starts in January), the Nittany Lions will have a wonderful opportunity to start their conference schedule strong and a win on the road over the number sixth ranked team would be a huge resume builder.
The offense is clicking for this Penn State team right now as they average 80.6 points per game. This is the 37th ranked scoring offense in the country. They however, do not exactly shoot the ball at an elite level, only averaging 45.2% from the field and 31.4% from the three-point line. Their biggest strength is rebounding the ball. They rank 6th in this category an average 43.8 boards per game.
The leading scorer of this team is Lamar Stevens. He is averaging 17.5 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. Behind him are two other guys who average 13.6 and 11.2.
The defense is also playing extremely well through the first month or so of the season. They are allowing an average of 61.8 points per game. Note that the most amount of points they have allowed this year was 74 to Ole Miss in the only game they lost. Everyone else has been held to 70 or below.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes are perfect this season and they are pretty much crushing every team that have faced. For example they just blew out North Carolina 74-49. They are ranked number six in the country for a reason.
This Ohio State offense is averaging 77.8 points per game. They are shooting 48.3% from the field, which ranks 34th in the country. Their three-point shooting is also in the top 25, sitting at 39.6%.
The crazy part is that the Buckeyes leading scorer is Kaleb Wesson, who averages just 12.4 points per game. He also is leading the team in rebounds, averaging 9.1 boards per game.
Besides Wesson, the Buckeyes have seven other players who are averaging at least 7.2 points per game. this really shows how balanced this team is and how pretty much anyone on the roster can make a big impact any given game.
Calling the Ohio State defense elite might not be enough to describe how well they have played. They are allowing 52.2 points per game, which ranks as the 4th best scoring defense in the country. Their opponents are shooting 32.2% from the field, which is the 2nd best in the country. Teams also only shoot 28.4% from the three-point line.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Ohio State are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
- Ohio State are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
Free Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAB Prediction:
On the same day that the Buckeyes football team will play for a conference championship, I expect the basketball team to play with the same intensity and will also get a double-digit win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -8.5
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