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Free Pick Sunday CBB

Free Pick Sunday CBB

Ohio State vs. Indiana, 02/10/2019 13:00 EDT, Score: 55 - 52

Point Spread: +3/-115 Ohio State

Sportsbook: Bodog

Result: Win

Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach CBB Game #821 Sunday Free Pick Ohio State Buckeyes (+) @ Indiana Hoosiers @ 1 ET - Winning builds confidence and the Buckeyes have it again right now while the Hoosiers certainly don't. Keep in mind, Ohio State began this season with 6 straight wins, then they lost a game, then they again won 6 straight games. Now, after a rough stretch the first 5 games of January, Ohio State is back on track as they've won 3 of their last 4 games. As for Indiana, it certainly is hard to say the same thing. While it is true that the Hoosiers had a recent upset win (in OT) at Michigan State and deserve some credit for that, it is important to look at some key facts. That is the ONLY win that Indiana has in their last NINE games! Also, the boxscore of the Hoosiers win over the Spartans tells you how improbable that was! Indiana made 10 of 20 three pointers! That is not normal by any stretch of the imagination. Neither is this: Michigan State MISSED 14 of 22 free throws! The Spartans are hitting 73% free throws on the year and the Hoosiers are hitting 33% of their three pointers on the year. So lets apply those figures to the above attempts and you have Indiana only making 6 (or maybe 7) of those threes and you have the Spartans only missing 7 of the 22 free throws. Of course the difference in this in points is as many as 19 points. The Hoosiers won that game by 4 points but were a 15 point dog in that game. That is a 19 point variance from the line and I just told you where the 19 points came from. In other words, barring that unreal statistical anomaly of shooting the Hoosiers would be on a 9-game losing streak. Even as it stands now their home loss to Iowa killed the momentum from the Michigan State upset and the Hoosiers are realizing their chances at the Big Dance have slipped away. They will call this an upset but really it would be Indiana losing their 10th game in a row were it not for the Spartans miracle. Free Pick OHIO STATE


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