Ohio State vs. Rutgers - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio State vs. Rutgers - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (17-7) at Ohio State Buckeyes (15-8)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Value City Arena)

The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -6.5 -- Over/Under: 129.5

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Value City Arena.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights need a win after splitting their last six games. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 70.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 61.4 points on 38 percent shooting. Ron Harper Jr. is averaging 11.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while Akwasi Yeboah is averaging 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. Geo Baker is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Johnson is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost three straight road games.

The Ohio State Buckeyes need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 71.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 61.6 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14 points and 9.6 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 10.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. D.J. Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Wesson is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 10 of their last 12 home games. 

The Scarlet Knights are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Scarlet Knights last 13 overall. The under is 4-1 in Buckeyes last 5 overall.

We're getting free points with a Rutgers Scarlet Knights that's been doubted all year but continues to win and is 14-7-2 ATS on the season. The Ohio State Buckeyes have cooled off greatly over the last month, and while they're a load to deal with at home, they're winning their last five games by an average of just 1.2 points. Ohio State isn't consistent enough to be throwing out these numbers. Give me Rutgers and the free buckets.

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Randy’s Pick Rutgers Scarlet Knights +6.5

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