Minneosta at Ohio State 3/11/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Ohio State Buckeyes (18-8) vs. Minnesota Gophers (14-14
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium,
The Minnesota Golden Gophers had a terrible finish to the regular season and didn’t look great in the first game of the Big Ten tournament against Northwestern, but they found a way to pull it out late. Minnesota could only manage 51 points, but the defense did enough giving up only 46 points and that led to the victory. Guard Tre Williams was the best player for the Gophers finishing with 14 points. One big issue for this team is they are still dealing with injuries including with Gabe Kalscheur and Liam Robbins. Who will be missing this game. In this game if they want any chance to come away with the victory, the offense is going to need to be a whole lot better.
The Ohio State Buckeyes come into this game with an 18-8 record overall but they have lost four games in a row. In the last game against Illinois the offense could only manage 68 points and that led to a five point defeat. Ohio State on the season is averaging 76.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.9 points per game. Ohio State is shooting 46 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from behind the three point line. Ohio State has been led by E.J. Liddell who is averaging 16 points while shooting 49.8 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from behind the three point line. In this game for Ohio State the offense is going to need to be strong early and running up the score early. They are going to have the fresher legs in this game.
The Gophers might have won on Wednesday, but there is no chance I trust them to find success in this game. Ohio State is going to have no issue running up the score and Minnesota won’t have any chance to keep up. Back Ohio State against the spread.