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    Nebraska vs. Ohio State odds, line: Proven college basketball model reveals picks for Thursday's Big Ten Conference matchup

    The SportsLine Projection Model has locked in its best bets for the Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Conference showdown on Thursday
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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers will look to win their fifth game in a row when they battle the Ohio State Buckeyes in a key Big Ten Conference matchup on Thursday. The Cornhuskers (20-8, 10-7 Big Ten), who are just 2-7 on the road, are coming off a 73-55 win over Minnesota on Sunday. The Buckeyes (16-12, 6-11 Big Ten), who are 11-4 on their home court, downed Michigan State 60-57 on Sunday.    

    Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET at Value Center Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Nebraska vs. Ohio State odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 144.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). 

    Before making any Nebraska vs. Ohio State picks, you need to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

    The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 17 of the 2023-24 season on a 139-94 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,300 for $100 players. It also is off to a sizzling 25-14 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen HUGE returns!

    The model knows sophomore guard Bruce Thornton is a big part of the Buckeyes' success this season, and has reached double-digit scoring in each of the past seven games. In an 88-79 loss at Minnesota on Feb. 22, he scored 25 points, while adding six assists and four rebounds. He scored a season-high 29 points with four assists and three rebounds in a 92-81 win over Alabama on Nov. 24. For the year, he is leading Ohio State in scoring at 16.2 points per game in 28 starts.

    The model also is aware senior guard Keisei Tominaga has been a sparkplug for the Cornhuskers and leads the team in scoring at 14 points per game. He is connecting on 45.8% of his field goals, including 37% from 3-point range, and 90.6% from the free-throw line. He has reached double-digit scoring in five of the past six games, including a 31-point performance in an 87-84 overtime loss at No. 14 Illinois on Feb. 4.

    Now, the model has set its sights on Nebraska vs. Ohio State. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time! 

    Who wins Nebraska vs. Ohio State, and which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Nebraska vs. Ohio State spread you should be all over Thursday, all from the model that's on a 25-14 roll on top-rated college basketball spread picks!

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