Can No. 22 Ohio State keep rolling to big wins in the Big Ten when the Buckeyes host Nebraska tonight at 8PM ET? Ohio State has ripped off six straight conference wins after throttling Minnesota 67-49 on Saturday as a nine point favorite. Palmer then had a game-high 19 points in Nebraska's 72-52 rout of No. 23 MI.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have a top four position in the Big Ten on their radar as the team shoots for their third straight win after upending the Michigan Wolverines 72-52 as a five point home dog. The OSU defense was lockdown in the second half, allowing the Golden Gophers to hit only six field goals and forcing 10 turnovers. Keita Bates-Diop was the game's high scorer with 17 points on 7-for-21 shooting. Nebraska vs Ohio State live stream is on BTN stream. Bates-Diop leads in rebounds with 8.9 rebounds while Jackson tops in assists with 4.4 per game. Ohio State is an amazingly cohesive a group on each end of the floor with PF Keita Bates-Diop (19.7 ppg, 8.9 rpg) leading the way. Games featuring the Buckeyes also tend to go under the total (73.7 percent). Given that he's now the frontrunner to win the Big Ten Player of the Year, Bates-Diop's name needs to be right at the top of Nebraska's priority list tonight and circled with red ink. However, the Cornhuskers have been especially hot of late, winning seven of their last nine including a 20-point beatdown of now 25th-ranked MI. Ohio State, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (14-20; 70.0 percent).
The Cornhuskers are now 14-7 overall, 5-3 in the Big Ten and 13-6 against the spread.
Ohio State is 5-5 ATS at home with 8 unders and 2 overs.
Given how much of Ohio State's offense comes in the paint, the last thing Nebraska can afford to do is give the Buckeyes multiple looks off of offensive rebounds.
The Cornhuskers rank 30th in three pointers allowed per game (18.5) while the Buckeyes rank 215th (24.0).
I think the difference here is Ohio State has really been far better then expected and Nebraska has been vulnerable on the road. The Gophers have lost five of their last six - with the last three games coming in a six-day span. Defensively, Ohio State yields 66.2 points per game against the opposing teams.