Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Value City Arena
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 22-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 17-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-14. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 13-4. They have an over/under record of 14-15 and they are 16-12 against the spread.
Denzel Valentine comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Bryn Forbes averages 14.1 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marc Loving averages 12.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% 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 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Michigan State averages 79.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 31st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 109th with 12 per game. The Spartans allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the country. They force 9.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 347th in the Division 1.
Ohio State averages 70.9 points per game this year which ranks them 214th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 129th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 203rd in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest which ranks them 54th and 258th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 198th with 13 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 44th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 73rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 57th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in college basketball.
The Spartans average 81.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 11.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10 per contest. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 117 and they assist on 72.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Michigan State turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37%. The Spartans give up 69.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buckeyes score 73.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.1 points per game. The Buckeyes have a rating on offense of 102.8 and 46.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68 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 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.3%. The Buckeyes give up 61.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 17-9 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-14 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 16-12 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-15 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
02/16/16 F Kenny Goins Foot expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State
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