Saturday, February 20, 2016
Bob Devaney Sports Center
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Bob Devaney Sports Center to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 17-10 and a road record of 3-5. They are 15-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-14. The Cornhuskers have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 10-6. They have an over/under record of 14-7 and they are 13-9 against the spread.
Marc Loving comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 11.9 points per game in 30.7 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 81%.
Andrew White III averages 17.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cornhuskers. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Shavon Shields averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Ohio State averages 71.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 205th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 182nd in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 62nd and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 177th with 12.8 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 165th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 62nd place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in the Division 1.
Nebraska averages 73.3 points per game this year which ranks them 157th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 75th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 181st and 242nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cornhuskers rank 110th with 12 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 85th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 160th and 263rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 105th place in the nation. The Cornhuskers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 67.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 103.2 and they assist on 47.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Ohio State turns the ball over an average of 16.2 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 29.9%. The Buckeyes give up 75 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cornhuskers score 75 ppg at home and they have averaged 65 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 10.4 points per game. The Cornhuskers have a rating on offense of 108.3 and 46% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Nebraska turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%. The Cornhuskers give up 64.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-12 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-14 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-9 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 14-7 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
02/19/16 F Edward Morrow Foot "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
02/12/16 F Shavon Shields Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State
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