Penn State vs. Ohio State - 1/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ohio State Buckeyes (12-5) at Penn State Nittany Lions (12-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions PK -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Ohio State Buckeyes need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 73.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 59.4 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14.5 points and 9.3 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 10.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. D.J. Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Young is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have lost three straight road games.
The Penn State Nittany Lions need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 81 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Lamar Stevens is averaging 16.4 points and seven rebounds while Myreon Jones is averaging 13.8 points and three assists. Izaiah Brockington is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Watkins is grabbing nine rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have won five of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are playing subpar basketball right now, which includes losing their last five games by an average of 4.8 points and shooting just 37.9 percent from the field. The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost three straight, but they win at home by an average of 14.8 points. In a true pick em game, I have to lean toward Penn State on its home court.