Authored by NCAA Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Christmas Day Thursday December 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (4-5) Ohio University Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference East Division will make the trip from their campus in Athens, Ohio to the South Pacific to take on the (7-4) Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big-Ten Conference in 2014 NCAA Basketball action. The team will play at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This Sports Handicapper is impressed with Ohio University hiring former North Dakota State head coach Saul Phillips to man the sidelines, and expectations are through the roof. Nebraska started strong out the gate but has faded lately; they had better get it right before Conference play begins. The betting line has Nebraska as a 7′-point favorite Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is not available for Thursday’s game.
The 2014-15 Ohio University Bobcats are picked to finish second in the East division. Ohio U crushed DePaul on December 23rd on the island but has lost four of their last six straight up. Ohio University is 4-5 on NCAA Basketball Expert Betting Predictions this season, going over the betting odds total once and staying under once. (No totals were available for the Bobcats first seven games). The new coaching staff is getting into a very good situation; Ohio University is very talented in the paint with Senior All-Conference Center Maurice Ndour. The backcourt is also impressive with Senior Stevie Taylor running the show. The key to a Bobcats win is to play their style and control the pace of the game.
The 2014-15 Nebraska Cornhuskers are predicted to finish second in a strong Big-Ten Conference and many expert believe they will go far in the 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament. Nebraska has dropped three of five straight up and their last four Against The Point Spread. The Cornhuskers have not been very friendly to ATS bettors, 1-7 vs. The Number. Nebraska has gone over once and stayed under four times this season. Nebraska’s led by Junior Terran Petteway and Shevon Shields both are All-Conference performers. The key to a Nebraska win is to push the basketball up the court at their pace and make open jump shots.
Free Pick: Ohio+7′.