Ohio State at Rutgers: 2/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Ohio State at Rutgers: 2/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joshua A. Bickel/Columbus Dispatch via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (13-9) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (14-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Jersey Mike's Arena)

Betting Odds: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +4 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ohio State Buckeyes will visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Wednesday Night. 

The Ohio State Buckeyes are coming off of a 15 point win against Maryland in their last time out. E.J. Liddell had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes. Justin Ahrens and Zed Key scored 14 points apiece for the Buckeyes in the win.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are led in scoring by E.J. Liddell who averages 19.9 points and 7.7 rebounds for this team. Malaki Branham averages 10.5 points and 3.7 rebounds a night. Zed Key is the third leading scorer for the Buckeyes as he averages 9.3 points a game for this team.

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The Buckeyes are averaging 75.6 points per game on 48.2% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 67.9 points per game. They are shooting 75.1% from the free throw line. 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are coming off of a 21 point win against Michigan State in their last time out. Paul Mulcahy had his first-career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 12 assists, Ron Harper Jr. added 17 points in the win. Cliff Omoruyi also had 17 points while Dean Reiber added a career-high 12 points and Caleb McConnell had 11 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Scarlet Knights.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are led in scoring by Ron Harper who averages 15.9 points and 6.2 rebounds for this team. Geo Baker averages 11.6 points and 2.3 rebounds a game for this team. Clifford Omoruyi is the third leading scorer for the Scarlet Knightsas he averages 11.4 points a game for this team.

The Scarlet Knights are averaging 68.3 points per game on 43.2% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 64.8 points per game. They are shooting 69.9% from the free throw line.

The Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. Although the Scarlet Knights are playing well at the moment, I don’t think they have what it takes to beat the Buckeyes in this one. Although the Scarlet Knights are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. I’ll lay the points with Ohio State here.

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Clayton’s Pick Ohio State -4

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