The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Thursday night. The Northwestern Wildcats and Ohio State Buckeyes will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN2.
Free College Hoops Picks: Ohio State Buckeyes @ Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Thursday, February 28th, 7:00 ET
Location: Ryan Arena, Evanston, IN
Ohio State vs. Northwestern Live TV: ESPN2
It’s going to be really tough for the Wildcats to even remotely stick around in this game against the Buckeyes. The oddsmakers just haven’t caught onto the fact that so many great players are sitting on the sidelines nursing injuries for Northwestern. Both F Jared Swopshire and G Drew Crawford are done for the year, and the team really looks like it has given up. On Sunday against the Purdue Boilermakers, one of the worst teams in the Big Ten, the Cats managed just 43 points in a 74-43 defeat. It marked the third straight game scoring just 43 points or fewer, and the fifth time in the last eight games that they have scored 49 points or fewer. Ohio State has every reason in the world to trip in this game. It is coming off of the big win against the Michigan State Spartans piggy-backed by the dominating win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. OSU was crushed in its last road game at the Wisconsin Badgers, and the next game on deck is a road trip to the Indiana Hoosiers. Still, it’s just impossible to think that the boys in purple are going to show up for this one. The Wildcats have had it, and they’re a fade team for the rest of the season.
Ohio State vs. Northwestern Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes -9
Ohio State vs. Northwestern Prediction: Ohio State 64 – Northwestern 47