Ohio State Buckeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAAB Betting prediction

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Nebraska Prediction 1/23/2024

The Ohio State Buckeyes (13-5) travel to face off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-5) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln and televised on PEAC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Ohio State Buckeyes Are Coming Off A Win

Ohio State enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog. So far this season, the Buckeyes have been the underdog twice and have gone 1-1 in those games. Overall, Ohio State is 13-5, including a 10-2 record at home.

On the road, the Buckeyes have gone 3-3 this season, and their average scoring margin is +3.8 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, Ohio State has gone 6-4.

As the underdog, Ohio State has gone just 1-1 vs. the spread this season. Overall, the Buckeyes are just 6-12 ATS this year. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-4, and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 road games, Ohio State is 5-5 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Ohio State games is 9-9. The average over/under line in their games is 143.6 and today’s line of 149.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 4-6.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Are Coming Off A Win

Nebraska enters this game with an overall record of 14-5. They have been especially strong at home, going 12-1, and they have won six straight games at home.

So far, the Cornhuskers have been favored in 12 of their 19 games, going 11-1 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +13.1 points per game.

Nebraska has been solid against the spread this season, going 11-6-1. They have been even better vs. the spread at home, going 9-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cornhuskers have gone 6-3-1.

Nebraska’s over/under record this season is 12-6 and the average over/under line in their games is 147.4. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 149.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 9-1.

Ohio State Offense Breakdown

The Buckeyes’ offense wrapped up their last game with 79 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.4 points per contest. Evan Mahaffey led the scoring for the Buckeyes, contributing 16 points. Additionally, Roddy Gayle Jr. chipped in with 16 points.

Bruce Thornton (G) 16.0 3.1 4.3
Jamison Battle (F) 14.4 5.3 1.1
Roddy Gayle Jr. (G) 14.2 5.2 3.1

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Nebraska offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Northwestern. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55.3%, and they made 7 threes. On the offensive front, the Cornhuskers have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 174th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 128th in terms of percentage and 42nd in three-pointers made.

Brice Williams (G) 13.3 5.5 2.7
Keisei Tominaga (G) 14.5 2.0 1.1
Rienk Mast (F) 12.5 8.4 3.0

Ohio State Team Defense

Currently, the Buckeyes’ defense holds the 58th rank in the nation, allowing 66.6 points per game. So far, the Ohio State defense is giving up an average of 9.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (424th).

Nebraska Team Defense

The Cornhuskers’ defense is presently ranked 118th nationally, allowing an average of 70.1 points per contest. Nebraska’s three-point defense is currently 204th in the country at 8.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.0% of their shots vs. Nebraska.

Buckeyes vs Cornhuskers Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Ohio State has an ATS mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 69 points per game.
  • Across the Cornhuskers last ten home games, the team averaged 73 points per game while allowing 76. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 4-6 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Ohio State has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Cornhuskers have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Buckeyes vs Cornhuskers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Cornhuskers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -2.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 149.5, and our model predicts the Buckeyes and Cornhuskers to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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