Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Value City Arena
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 16-8 and a road record of 4-3. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-9. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 14-10 and a home record of 11-4. They have an over/under record of 11-14 and they are 12-12 against the spread.
Tre Demps comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Bryant McIntosh averages 14.8 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Marc Loving averages 13 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 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 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Northwestern averages 73.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 161st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 94th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 160th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 114th and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 10.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 158th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 108th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 274th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in the Division 1.
Ohio State averages 70.6 points per game this year which ranks them 210th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 138th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 191st in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 58th and 249th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 193rd with 13 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 44th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 119th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 60th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.9 and they assist on 61.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Wildcats give up 72.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buckeyes score 73.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.5 points per game. The Buckeyes have a rating on offense of 102.4 and 47% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 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 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.5%. The Buckeyes give up 60.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-10 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-9 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-12 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-14 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/11/15 F Vic Law Shoulder out for season
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern
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