Ohio State at Penn State - 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Penn State Nittany Lions (7-10) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (17-4)
Game Info: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
Betting Odds: Penn State Nittany Lions +5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 77.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 41.4 percent shooting. EJ Liddell is averaging 15.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 14.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Justice Sueing is the third double-digit scorer and CJ Walker is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
The Penn State Nittany Lions need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 72.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Myreon Jones is averaging 14.8 points and 1.9 assists while Izaiah Brockington is averaging 13.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Seth Lundy is the third double-digit scorer and Sam Sessoms is dishing 2.1 assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
The Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Buckeyes last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Nittany Lions last 4 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the better team and are playing the better basketball, but they haven't been as dominant on the road this season and PSU already took OSU down to the wire this season. The Penn State Nittany Lions are losing, but it seems like most of their losses are extremely tight, and they're only losing their last five games by an average of 0.8 points. It's not always pretty but Penn State competes. Give me the points.