Cornell vs Ohio State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/19/24

Ohio State (19-13) vs Cornell (22-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Value City Arena)

Betting Odds: Ohio State -11.5 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate an Ohio State vs Cornell betting prediction for this College Basketball showdown in the NIT Tournament on Tuesday, March 19th at the Value City Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Ohio State Buckeyes recent form and recent player performance

-The Cornell Big Red recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Ohio State and Cornell.

Ohio State Should be in the Tournament

It might not be a popular opinion but with the way Ohio State played since making a coaching change, they should have been in the NCAA tournament. Ohio State in the last game scored 74 points against Illinois but the defense gave up 77 points. Jamison Battle had a strong game putting up 21 points. Ohio State is averaging 74.9 points while their defense is giving up 69.5 points per game. Bruce Thornton is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. 

Ohio State Team Facts

  • Ohio State has won 22 of its last 23 night games against non-Conference opponents at Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center.
  • Each of Ohio State's last six Tuesday night home games against non-Conference opponents have produced a total of 137 or fewer points.
  • Ohio State has won the first half in each of its last 12 games at Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center against non-AP-ranked opponents.

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Can Conrell’s Offense Step Up Here

Cornell two games ago faced off against Columbia and they scored 98 points on the way to the 22 point victory. There were five different players that finished with at least 17 points. In the last game against Yale, Cornell scored only 57 points and they ended up losing by eight points. Cornell is averaging 82.1 points while their defense is giving up 74.2 points per game. Chris Manon has had a strong season putting up 12.5 points while shooting 56.4 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

Cornell Team Facts

  • Cornell has won nine of its last 11 night games against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Thirteen of Cornell's last 14 road night games against non-Conference opponents have produced a total of 148+ points.
  • Cornell has won the first half in nine of its last 11 night games against non-AP-ranked opponents.

Ohio State vs Cornell Betting Prediction

Ohio State has to have a ton of confidence heading into this game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Ohio State is averaging 74.9 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Cornell’s defense is going to be a major problem, and that will be the difference here as Ohio State is going to get the job done. Back Ohio State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Ohio State -11.5

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