Against the Spread Pick
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are second-to-last in the Big Ten and find themselves just one game from joining Northwestern in the cellar, currently 2-14 to the Wildcats’ 1-15 record. Things may not get any better before the season ends, either, as Mantej Kavas (5.3 ppg) will not return due to a hand injury and second-leading scorer Cam Mack (12.2 points per game) is questionable for Thursday because of an illness. It doesn’t help that the Ohio State Buckeyes paying a visit. The Buckeyes are coming off a 79-72 victory over conference-leading Maryland this past Sunday. Four different players have led the way in scoring over the past four contests, including Luther Muhammad’s 22 points against the Terrapins. Ohio State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight overall and 4-0 ATS in its last four against opponents with winning percentages under .400. The Cornhuskers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall, 0-5 ATS in their last five at home, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven against opponents with winning records. Go with the BUCKEYES.
Over Under Pick
Ohio State boasts plenty of offensive weapons and has been showcasing them of late. This squad is shooting 44.8 percent from the floor this season and 37.9 percent from three-point land. Nebraska has surrendered more than 80 points in three of its past five outings. The over is 4-1 in the Buckeyes’ last five overall and 5-2 in their last seven on the road against opponents with losing home records. It is also 8-3 in the Cornhuskers’ last 11 overall, 4-1 in their last five at home, and 19-7 in their last 26 following a loss. Look for this one to go OVER the total.