Free Picks - Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 5:28 PM GMT

Wednesday's nightcap pits a usual conference contender, Ohio State, against this year's Big Ten cellar dweller, Rutgers. Early money was on the Buckeyes who are favored on the NCAA basketball odds.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes


Early action has been at Ohio State, the spread jumping from -7 to -8. Scoreboard punters are looking at 136.

Having been raised by a mom who insisted that if I didn't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all, it's difficult to discuss the season Rutgers (14-17 SU, 13-12 ATS) went through. Let's just go with the fact the Scarlet Knights did end on a winning note, taking down Illinois as 5½ point underdogs in the regular season finale and managing to put some money into the pockets of 'under' bettors during the conference slate with 11 of the 18 contests failing to reach the totals.

The highlights for Ohio State (17-14, SU, 11-18 ATS) this year were a 70-66 victory at rival Michigan where the Buckeyes were getting 9 points, and another upset at home vs. Wisconsin as 7 points 'dogs. Otherwise, it was just a disappointing season for That Matta's group who won just 11 games after a cushy November non-conference schedule. One of those victories did come against Rutgers, though they needed a push in the final 60 seconds to get that done. I like how the Buckeyes shot the ball in the loss to Indiana and will make my free college basketball pick on the scoreboard hurdle being breached.

Free NCAAB Pick: Over 136

Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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