Against the Spread Pick
The total is low here but both teams really struggle to score. OSU has been putrid on offense this season and Texas and their version of Havoc is not the right matchup for them right now. Only one Texas road game in four has gone over the total this season and this one does not buck that trend. Take the under.
Over Under Pick
The Marquette Golden Eagles swept last year’s regular-season series against the Xavier Musketeers. That included a 70-52 rout at home, where Wednesday’s game will be played. Marquette has lost only once at the Fiserv Forum this season, and that came by one point in overtime against Providence. Markus Howard is pouring in 26.8 ppg and has exceeded that number on five consecutive occasions. The Musketeers are coming off back-to-back double-digit losses to Seton Hall and Creighton and they are 3-3 in their past six outings. Xavier is 0-3-1 ATS in its last four overall and 0-3-1 ATS in its last four against opponents with winning records. The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss. It is also worth noting that the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between the two teams. Go with MARQUETTE.