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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions 01/18/2020 Picks, Odds and Previews

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions 01-18-2020 Picks Odds and Previews

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions 01/18/2020 – Penn State Nittany Lions are on a three-game skid and hopes things will change as they host the Ohio State Buckeyes in their own court. The match will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 12 pm Eastern Time with Fox Sports 1 televising the game live at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. SofaScore is the place where the online live stream can be seen. The Buckeyes carry the slight edge in gis game as seen by Basketball Betting Tips Over Under while the Lions are expected to go on with a four-game losing streak.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions 01/18/2020

When: Saturday, January 18, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: ESPNU
Stream: Sofascore

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions 01/18/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ohio State -1.5 (-110) 138.5 o (-110) -130
Penn State +1.5 (-110) 138.5 u (-110) +110
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Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes managed to snap their three-game losing streak with a 12-point win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers by 12 points. In that game, the Buckeyes had six players in double-digit scoring led by CJ Walker with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. Kaleb Wesson dominated the paint with 13 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two blocks while DJ Carton also had 13 points of his own along with five assists. Andre Wesson had 11 points as well with Kyle Young and EJ Liddell having 10 points each. This was a morale-boosting win for the Buckeyes who have struggled recently and they will test their new chemistry in this game against the Lions.

Players to watch: K. Wesson F (17 GP 27.9 MIN 14.4 PTS 9.6 REB 2.1 AST 0.4 STL 1.2 BLK 2.8 TO 45.3 FG% 74.8 FT% 42.9 3P%), D.J. Carton G (17 GP 24.1 MIN 10.2 PTS 2.6 REB 2.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 46.9 FG% 71.7 FT% 39.2 3P%), A. Wesson F (15 GP 28.1 MIN 9 PTS 3.9 REB 2.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO 46.8 FG% 81.5 FT% 45.5 3P%).

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn  State is coming off a loss against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 69-75. In that match, Seth Lundy had 15 points, five rebounds and two assists while Myreon Jones had 15 points as well along with five rebounds and three assists. Lamar Stevens finished with 14 points and four rebounds. They need more if they want to have a chance against the Buckeyes and it should come from John Harrar and Jamari Wheeler. Harrar had only 6 points while Wheeler laid an egg in 21 points.  This was a tough loss for the Lions but having home-court advantage could help them gain more advantage.

Players to watch: L. Stevens F 17 GP 29.4 MIN 16.1 PTS 7.1 REB 2.4 AST 1.2 STL 1.2 BLK 2.6 TO 45.2 FG% 71.6 FT% 22.9 3P%
M. Jones G 17 GP 29.8 MIN 13.9 PTS 3.1 REB 2.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 44.4 FG% 82.9 FT% 39.4 3P%
I. Brockington G 17 GP 22.4 MIN 10.5 PTS 2.9 REB 0.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 47.1 FG% 72.7 FT% 22.9 3P%

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Predictions

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Ohio State Buckeyes

Buckeyes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games.
Ohio State is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Buckeyes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Penn State.
Ohio State is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games against Penn State.

Penn State Nittany Lions

Lions are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Penn State’s last 12 games.
Lions are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Penn State’s last 20 games against Ohio State.
Penn State is 13-1 SU in their last 14 games at home.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Picks

This is going to be tough with the underdogs Penn State owning the homecourt advantage. Still, Best Sports Book sees that the Buckeyes will win this game but it is going to be really close. Safer bet will be with Ohio State.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Buckets is at -130 while the Lions are at +110 if they win at home.

ATS: It is the Lions that will own the +1.5 across the spread for this game while Buckeyes are on the short end of the stick at -1.5.

TOTALS:  It is seen that this game will reach 138.5 on the totals with the Lions going under and the Buckeyes are over.

Score Prediction: 69-65, Buckeyes win.