Ohio State vs. Nebraska: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 29, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 29, 2024

At Value City Arena on Thursday (at 6:30 PM ET), the Ohio State Buckeyes (16-12, 6-11 Big Ten) meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers (20-8, 10-7 Big Ten). Players to watch include the Cornhuskers’ Rienk Mast. The Buckeyes take on the Cornhuskers in a game that Ohio State is currently a small favorite by 2.5 points. The game’s over/under is 144.

Ohio State vs. Nebraska Betting Lines

Ohio State vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Ohio State -2.5 144 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Nebraska (+2.5)
Total Pick Over (144)

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Ohio State vs. Nebraska Stat Rankings

Ohio State Avg. (Rank) Nebraska Avg. (Rank)
74.0 (173rd) Points Scored 77.1 (82nd)
69.9 (114th) Points Allowed 69.5 (106th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
9.6 (104th) Off. Rebounds 8.6 (201st)
7.0 (216th) 3pt Made 9.4 (25th)
13.0 (182nd) Assists 15.4 (51st)
9.6 (41st) Turnovers 11.0 (146th)

Ohio State vs. Nebraska Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Buckeyes are 11-16-1 this season.
  • Ohio State’s ATS record as 2.5-point favorites or more is 5-9-1.
  • The Buckeyes have played 28 games this season, and 15 of them have gone over the total.
  • In 15 games this season, Ohio State and its opponent have combined for more than 144 points.
  • The over/under for this game is 144 points, 0.1 more than the average point total for Buckeyes games this season.
  • Against the spread, Nebraska is 18-9-0 this season.
  • As 2.5-point underdogs or greater, the Cornhuskers are 4-6 against the spread.
  • There have been 15 Ohio State’s games (out of 28) that hit the over this season.
  • Cornhuskers games have gone over 144 points on 19 occasions this season.
  • The average total points scored in Nebraska’s games this year (144) is 2.6 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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Ohio State Impact Players

  • Roddy Gayle Jr. averages 13.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, shooting 44.3% from the floor.
  • Jamison Battle averages 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest, shooting 45.7% from the field and 44.0% from downtown with 2.7 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Felix Okpara paces his squad in rebounds per contest (6.2), and also averages 6.1 points and 0.4 assists. At the other end, he puts up 0.4 steals and 2.2 blocked shots.
  • Evan Mahaffey is averaging 5.0 points, 1.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds per contest.

Nebraska Impact Players

  • Mast paces the Cornhuskers in rebounding (7.8 per game) and assists (3.0), and produces 12.9 points. He also averages 0.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Brice Williams is averaging 12.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, making 43.9% of his shots from the floor and 38.3% from 3-point range, with 1.5 triples per game.
  • The Cornhuskers get 12.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Juwan Gary.
  • Keisei Tominaga leads the Cornhuskers in scoring (14.0 points per game) and assists (1.3), and posts 2.0 rebounds. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Josiah Allick gives the Cornhuskers 6.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also averages 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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