Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Pick – NCAAB March 1, 2022

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet in the Big Ten in Columbus on Wednesday night. Ohio State will play host to Nebraska after a discouraging performance at Maryland.

In one of their worst performances, the Buckeyes were dropped by the Maryland Terrapins, 75-60. Ohio State failed to show up on Sunday in a 15-point loss.

EJ Liddell was coming off a hospital trip to get some fluids in him. He was questionable to play against Illinois but showed up for Ohio State with 21 points. Malakai Branham put on a dominant performance with 31 points.

However, Ohio State was disinterested in going to Maryland. They were suspiciously just a 4-point favorite against the 13-15 Terrapins. It was a clear trap for the Buckeyes in that one.

The sportsbooks trapped a lot of people into losing money on the Buckeyes there. On the other side, there was another unusual result for Nebraska.

Nebraska beat Penn State on the road as a 10.5-point underdog on Sunday. That was a weird game, with the Cornhuskers playing their best game of the season.

It was only the second win for Nebraska in the Big Ten and was impressive by a score of 93-70. That’s not usual for Nebraska, who is usually on the other side of a final score like that.

We’ll see if Nebraska keeps up the momentum to improve on their record of 2-16 in the Big Ten. Conversely, does Ohio State get back on track versus the Cornhuskers?

Head below for our free Nebraska vs. Ohio State prediction on March 1, 2022.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Odds and Team Statistics:

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Nebraska Cornhuskers +14.5 (-110) OFF Over 151.5 (-110)
Ohio State Buckeyes -14.5 (-110) OFF Under 151.5 (-110)
Team Data Nebraska Cornhuskers Ohio State Buckeyes
Overall Record 8-21 18-8
ATS Record 15-14-0 14-12-0
Away/Home Record 1-8 12-1
ATS Away/Home 4-5-0 8-5-0
Points Per Game 73.2 74.1
Points Against Per Game 79.3 67.6
Field Goal % 44.0 47.5
Three Point % 32.1 37.2

Nebraska vs. Ohio State Prediction:

Nebraska stood up in a rare spot at Penn State. The defense was good enough, while they couldn’t miss from the field.

The Cornhuskers had their best shooting game, as Bryce McGowens put in 25 points and 6 rebounds in the 93-point surge. What concerns me is if Nebraska can do it in back-to-back spots.

An outlier is expected, but Nebraska hasn’t been able to play as well as that this season consistently. They are 125th in the NCAA with 73.2 points per game on 44% shooting.

That’s not necessarily the problem for the Cornhuskers, though. If they had some form of resistance defensively, Nebraska would win more than two games in the Big Ten.

However, the Cornhuskers have gotten shellacked for 79.3 points per game on 45% shooting against opponents. They are 352nd in the country in points allowed.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends:

  • 1-5 ATS in their previous six games after a win by more than 20 points
  • 1-7 overall in their previous eight games on the road versus Ohio State
  • 1-13 overall in their previous 14 games on the road
  • 3-7 ATS in their previous ten games in March
  • OVER is 5-0 in their previous five games after a win
Ohio State
  • 8-3 ATS in their previous 11 games
  • 6-1 ATS in their previous seven games after a loss
  • 7-2 ATS in their previous nine games versus a team with a winning percentage worse than 40%
  • 7-1 overall in their previous eight games at Nebraska
  • UNDER is 5-2 in their previous seven games versus the Big Ten

Ohio State likely pummels the Nebraska defense in this one. The Cornhuskers might have had one good game, but doing it twice in a row, especially on the road in a tough play like Columbus, is not going to be an easy assignment.

The Buckeyes are 28th in the NCAA with a 47.5% field goal percentage. At home, they’re more dangerous, with a field goal percentage better than 50% with 77.1 points per game.

Nebraska is weak on the road, where they’ve allowed 85.1 points per game and a 47.4% field goal percentage. Expect EJ Liddell to have a monster performance in Columbus over Nebraska at home.

This is a big bounce-back “get right” game for Ohio State, while Nebraska, in all likelihood, regresses following a rare win that ended a skid. Back to their losing ways, look for Ohio State to win and cover in an 85-64 game.


Nebraska vs. Ohio State Pick
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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