Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Welsh Ryan Arena
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Welsh Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 10-5 and a road record of 0-1. They are 7-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-9. The Wildcats have an overall record of 13-2 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 6-5 and they are 5-5 against the spread.
Marc Loving comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 12.9 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Bryant McIntosh averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Tre Demps averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Ohio State averages 72.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 170th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 84th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 182nd in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 59th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 251st with 13.9 per game. The Buckeyes allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in the Division 1.
Northwestern averages 78.6 points per game this year which ranks them 68th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 32nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 78th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 15th with 10.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 94th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 248th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in college basketball.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-8 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-9 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-5 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-5 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/27/15 C Alex Olah Foot out indefinitely
11/11/15 F Vic Law Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State
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