Saturday, March 5, 2016
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 19-11 and a road record of 4-5. They are 17-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-16. The Spartans have an overall record of 25-5 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 15-14 and they are 20-9 against the spread.
Marc Loving comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 12.1 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Denzel Valentine averages 19.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Bryn Forbes averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Ohio State averages 70.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 223rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 146th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 218th in the country. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game which ranks them 66th and 277th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 202nd with 13 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 108th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in the Division 1.
Michigan State averages 80.3 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 1st in the nation. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 103rd with 11.9 per game. The Spartans allow 63.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the nation. The Spartans force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 102.7 and they assist on 45.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Ohio State turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Buckeyes give up 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 78 ppg at home and they have averaged 88.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 27 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.3 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 118.5 and 71.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.7%. The Spartans give up 57.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 17-13 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-16 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 20-9 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 15-14 against the over/under
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
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
02/16/16 F Kenny Goins Foot expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State
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