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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12/07/2019 Odds, Picks and Spread

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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12-07-2019 Odds Picks and Spread

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12/07/2019 – A Big Ten Conference slobber-knocker will ensue on Saturday afternoon at the Value City Arena as Penn State visits Ohio State with the Nittany Lions hoping to halt the eight-game charge of the Buckeyes, who are ranked sixth in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll. Ohio State has already beaten two Top 25 teams in the tournament and the recent thrashing of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels on the road signified the Buckeyes’ serious intentions to contend for this season’s championship. Penn State, meanwhile, has bounced back from a heartbreaking, two-point loss against Ole Miss that halted their 5-0 start by winning their last two assignments against Syracuse and Wake Forest. NCAA point spread picks favor Ohio State to capture their ninth straight win over Penn State.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12/07/2019

When: Saturday, December 07, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: BTN
Stream: SofaScore

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes 12/07/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Penn State +8.5 (-110) 130 o (-110) +255
Ohio State -8.5 (-110) 130 u (-110) -310
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Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State (7-1, 0-0 Big Ten) has been a force at home this season, winning all their five assignments at the Bryce Jordan Center. They are quite impressive away from home as well, with only the loss against Ole Miss in Brooklyn blemishing their somewhat superb performance over the first eight games. In their last game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the Penn State Nittany Lions raced to a 41-23 lead in the first half and never looked back to secure a 22-point victory.

Myreon Jones topped the Penn State offense, scoring a career-best 22 points. The Nittany Lions’ defense was stupendous as well, smothering the Demon Deacons in the first eight minutes of the game. Mike Watkins produced another defensive masterpiece, tallying 16 rebounds and five blocks to go along with seven points to help the Nittany Lions roll to an impressive victory heading their much-awaited game against the AP No6 Buckeyes.

Players to watch:

L. Stevens F (8 GP 29.4 MIN 17.5 PTS 7.9 REB 2 AST 1.8 STL 0.9 BLK 2.6 TO 45.5 FG% 71.1 FT% 23.1 3P%), M. Jones G (8 GP 30.6 MIN 13.6 PTS 3.1 REB 3.4 AST 1.1 STL 0 BLK 1.8 TO 44.6 FG% 85 FT% 40.9 3P%), M. Watkins F (8 GP 23.8 MIN 11.3 PTS 10 REB 0.6 AST 1.5 STL 4.1 BLK 1.9 TO 60.7 FG% 57.1 FT% 0 3P%).

Ohio State Buckeyes

Safe for the first game of the season where they won by “just” eight points against Cincinnati, the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0, 0-0 Big Ten) have hammered their opponents in the next seven games by at least 19 points. Impressively, two of those victories were against AP Top 25 teams – Villanova and North Carolina – and in those matches, Ohio State won by an average margin of 25 points!

In their last game against North Carolina, the Buckeyes turned a close first half into a laugher. They shut down the Tar Heels in the second half, allowing just 22 points en route to a 74-49 mauling. Duane Washington Jr. was the high-point man, scoring 18 markers and Ohio State knocked down 54% of their shots after halftime to take the W and hand North Carolina their worst defeat in the Smith Center under Hall of Fame bench tactician Roy Williams.

Players to watch:

K. Wesson F (8 GP 25.3 MIN 12.4 PTS 9.3 REB 2 AST 0.3 STL 1.6 BLK 2 TO 43.8 FG% 79.1 FT% 39.1 3P%), D. Washington Jr. G (8 GP 22 MIN 11.1 PTS 3 REB 2 AST 0.1 STL 0 BLK 1.1 TO 50 FG% 70 FT% 51.4 3P%), D.J. Carton G (8 GP 21.9 MIN 10.1 PTS 2.9 REB 3 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.8 TO 53.6 FG% 61.9 FT% 34.8 3P%).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Predictions

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Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State is 15-4 ATS in its last 19 games.
Lions are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Penn State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Ohio State.
Penn State is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games against Ohio State.
Lions are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Buckeyes are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State’s last 8 games.
Ohio State is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Ohio State is 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Penn State.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Picks

National championship basketball odds suggest an Ohio State victory over Penn State for their ninth-straight W of the season. Unlike their previous victories, the Buckeyes will have to hold off the Lions down the stretch in a defensive struggle.

Moneyline: The moneyline for Ohio State is -310 while Penn State holds a +255 moneyline for this NCAA Basketball showdown.

ATS: The match will have an 8.5 spread with Penn State holding a +8.5 spread. Ohio State, on the other hand, was given a -8.5.

Totals: The total for this matchup is set at 130 and Ohio State is billed as the team “under” and Penn State are the squad going over.

Score Prediction: The Buckeyes will secure their ninth win in a row to the tune of 69-61.