Iowa Hawkeyes at Ohio State Buckeyes Free College Basketball Picks & Odds 2-28-2016
by Josh Schonwald - 2/26/2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Value City Arena
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
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The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 20-7 and a road record of 5-4. They are 13-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-11. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 18-11 and a home record of 13-5. They have an over/under record of 15-15 and they are 16-13 against the spread.
Jarrod Uthoff comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Peter Jok averages 16.5 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Marc Loving averages 12.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Iowa averages 79.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 31st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 79th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 23rd in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 60th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 10.1 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 87th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 56th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 246th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 188th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in the Division 1.
Ohio State averages 70.6 points per game this year which ranks them 218th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 140th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 197th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest which ranks them 61st and 277th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 192nd with 12.9 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 115th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 164th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 76.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 113.9 and they assist on 57% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Hawkeyes give up 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buckeyes score 72.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.4 points per game. The Buckeyes have a rating on offense of 102.7 and 46% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Ohio State turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30%. The Buckeyes give up 62.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-11 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-11 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 16-13 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-15 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
02/26/16 F Jae'Sean Tate Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa
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