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No. 16 Ohio State vs. Minnesota odds, line: Advanced model reveals college basketball picks, predictions for Jan. 27, 2022

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Minnesota Golden Gophers
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Big Ten foes face off when No. 16 Ohio State (12-4) goes on the road to play Minnesota (11-5) on Thursday night. The Buckeyes' last game against Nebraska was postponed due to health and safety protocols within the Cornhuskers program. On Jan. 18, Ohio State blew out IUPUI 83-37 to win its second straight game, while Minnesota is coming off a 68-65 win over Rutgers. Ohio State is favored by 6.5 points and the over-under for total points is set at 134.5 at Caesars Sportsbook.

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

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 12 of the season with a 49-36 record on all top-rated college basketball picks, returning almost $700. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of $2,800 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Ohio State junior forward E.J. Liddell has been one of the top scorers in the Big Ten. Liddell is ranked third in scoring (19.4) with 7.3 rebounds and shoots 51 percent from the field. The Illinois native has scored 20-plus in six games thus far. Liddell logged a double-double in the win over IUPUI. He finished with 13 points and 10 boards. 

The model also knows Minnesota senior guard Payton Willis is averaging 16.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists. He is a knock-down shooter from three, hitting 42 percent of his 3-point attempts. The Arkansas native is coming off his best game of the year. In the win over Rutgers, Willis dropped 32 points, three rebound and seven assists. He was fire from deep and shot 8-for-13 from downtown. 

Now, it has set its sights on Ohio State vs. Minnesota. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

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