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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30pm EST
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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Ohio State Buckeyes

Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, OH

When: Tuesday, January 14, 6:30 PM. ET.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be trying to snap their four-game losing streak when they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Tuesday night.

Cornhuskers Going For First Road Win

The Cornhuskers lost to Northwestern in their last game keeping them winless on the road this season. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Buckeyes, which will give them their first road win of the year and second win in their last three games.

Nebraska has played well offensively, averaging 72.8 points per game. The team is shooting 41 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 57 points in their last game and will need to do a better job on the offensive end if they want to pick up the win.

Cam Mack led the way for the Cornhuskers with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Haanif Cheatham finished with 10 points and one rebound, while Kevin Cross added nine points and five rebounds for the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska has struggled on the defensive end, holding opponents to 74.1 points per game. They gave up 62 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well on the defensive end to give themselves a chance to win this game.

Buckeyes Going For Third Consecutive Win Over Cornhuskers

The Buckeyes struggled over the last week, losing their last four games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and pick up their third consecutive win over the Cornhuskers when they play on Tuesday.

Ohio State has played well offensively, averaging 73.4 points per game. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. They finished with 54 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to get past the Cornhuskers.

Andre Wesson led the way for the Buckeyes with 15 points and seven rebounds. Kaleb Wesson finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while D.J. Carton added 10 points and three assists for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 59.4 points per game. They gave up 66 points in their last game and will need a similar performance if they want to extend their streak against the Cornhuskers.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Buckeyes are a very good defensive team, holding opponents to 59.4 points per game. They have done a better job at home, holding opponents to 56.2 points per game on 34 percent shooting from the field and will frustrate the Cornhuskers, who are averaging 72.8 points per game. Nebraska will also struggle to slow down the Buckeyes, who are averaging 73.4 points per game because the Cornhuskers haven’t played well on the defensive end and are giving up 74.1 points per game and 81.5 points per game on the road. Ohio State also has the rebounding edge in this game, averaging 38.8 rebounds per game to Nebraska’s 36.4 rebounds per game, and will have more scoring opportunities in this game. With the Buckeyes winning eight of the last 10 meetings between the two teams, Ohio State is the best bet here.

Prediction: Ohio State Buckeyes

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Cornhuskers are averaging 72.8 points per game, but they will struggle to score against the Buckeyes because they struggle offensively on the road, averaging 69.7 points per game and are facing a defense that is holding opponents to 56.2 points per game at home. Ohio State is averaging 73.4 points per game and shouldn’t struggle offensively against the Cornhuskers because Nebraska is giving up 81.5 points per game on the road while the Buckeyes average 77.2 points per game at home. Even though the Buckeyes will score close to 80 points in this game, it won’t be enough to take the score over the total. The Buckeyes and Cornhuskers have played under the total in their last five meetings.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Cornhuskers will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Buckeyes in the first half of their games, averaging 31 points per game while the Buckeyes average 27 points per game.

Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers

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The Buckeyes and Cornhuskers are averaging 58 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

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