Saturday, December 12, 2015
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 4-4 and a road record of 0-0. They are 4-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5. The Huskies have an overall record of 5-3 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 3-1 and they are 2-2 against the spread.
Marc Loving comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 12.1 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Daniel Hamilton averages 13.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 48%.
Ohio State averages 74.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 133rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 133rd in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 103rd and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 261st with 14.4 per game. The Buckeyes allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 215th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 76th and they give up 9 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in the Division 1.
Connecticut averages 79.5 points per game this year which ranks them 64th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 43rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 122nd in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 82nd and 73rd respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 17th with 10.1 per game. The Huskies allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in college basketball.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-4 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-5 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-2 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 3-1 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/05/15 F Mickey Mitchell Eligibility out indefinitely
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State
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