Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Value City Arena
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Golden Gophers come into this game with an overall record of 6-6 and a road record of 0-0. They are 2-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-3. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 8-5 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 5-9 and they are 6-7 against the spread.
Joey King comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Gophers. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Nate Mason averages 12.5 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Marc Loving averages 13.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Minnesota averages 73.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 144th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 163rd in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 178th and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 37th with 11.1 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 141st and 302nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 259th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in the Division 1.
Ohio State averages 71.5 points per game this year which ranks them 181st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 91st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 179th in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest which ranks them 78th and 238th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 248th with 14 per game. The Buckeyes allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 178th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 96th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in college basketball.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-8 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-3 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-7 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-9 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/29/15 G Kevin Dorsey Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Ohio State
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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