Sunday, January 31, 2016
Value City Arena
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Terrapins come into this game with an overall record of 18-3 and a road record of 2-3. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 10-13 and they are 12-10 against the spread.
Melo Trimble comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Terrapins. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Robert Carter averages 13.4 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Maryland. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marc Loving averages 13.5 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Maryland averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 74th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 91st in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 134th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 220th with 13.3 per game. The Terrapins allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in the Division 1.
Ohio State averages 71.1 points per game this year which ranks them 198th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 114th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 195th in the nation. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 49th and 226th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 230th with 13.4 per game. The Buckeyes allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 104th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 50th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in college basketball.
The Terrapins average 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 114.2 and they assist on 52.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Maryland turns the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Terrapins give up 67.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buckeyes score 74.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.8 points per game. The Buckeyes have a rating on offense of 102.6 and 48.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.6 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 34% of their shots. Ohio State turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.6%. The Buckeyes give up 60.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-10 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-11 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-10 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-13 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
11/11/15 G Dion Wiley Knee out for season
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland
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