Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Nittany Lions vs Buckeyes CBB Odds
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(8-14) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (14-7)
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Value City Arena, Columbus, OH.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Buckeyes -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 132½
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Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State snapped an eight-game winning streak and won its first game in the Big Ten this season at Northwestern on Monday. The Nittany Lions are now 1–10 in conference; the only reason the losing streak wasn’t longer is because two of those losses came earlier in the season, before the non-conference schedule was finished.
There just isn’t enough around Lamar Stevens, the junior who scores 19 points per game this season. Penn State beat Northwestern with defense, holding the Wildcats to 30-something percent and turning them over 13 times.
There are fewer than 30 teams, nationally, that shoot worse than Penn State from the field (.408). The Nittany Lions’ percentage goes down to .392 when you just account for conference matchups. That number is 13th out of 14 Big Ten teams.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State snapped its five-game losing streak last week with a win at Nebraska, then lost at Michigan and beat Rutgers at home. Winning two out of its last three is something positive, at least, after a couple of miserable weeks in Columbus.
Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology still includes the Buckeyes as a 9-seed in the East Region, playing Baylor in the first round, potentially, Duke in the second, if the Blue Devils can handle Bucknell.
I believe in the Buckeyes for two main reasons. The first is defense; OSU holds opponents to a smidge over 40 percent on the season. The second is coaching. I believe in Chris Holtmann.
Give OSU some time. It isn’t the most talented team in the country but if it can string together some nice performances, get into the Tournament and get a decent draw, it’s a potential Sweet Sixteen team.
CBB Betting Trends:
- PSU are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Under is 8-3 in PSU last 11 overall.
- Under is 8-3 in PSU last 11 vs. Big Ten.
- OSU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- OSU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten.
- Over is 14-6 in OSU last 20 Thu. games.
- Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Ohio St.
Free Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAB Prediction: Ohio State by double-digits.
Penn State is lousy on offense. The Buckeyes should be able to turn defense into points of their own.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Ohio State -6.5
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Penn State 64 – Ohio State 76
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