Saturday, February 13, 2016
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 11 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 15-10 and a road record of 2-5. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-14. The Scarlet Knights have an overall record of 6-18 and a home record of 6-8. They have an over/under record of 11-7 and they are 7-11 against the spread.
Marc Loving comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 11.6 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Corey Sanders averages 15.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Scarlet Knights. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. DeShawn Freeman averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Ohio State averages 70.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 212th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 149th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 188th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 68th and 261st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 163rd with 12.7 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 151st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 169th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 69th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in the Division 1.
Rutgers averages 68.2 points per game this year which ranks them 269th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -12.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 270th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 292nd in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 230th and 284th respectively. In the turnover department the Scarlet Knights rank 214th with 13.3 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 81 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 331st in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 274th and 220th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 342nd and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 313th place in the nation. The Scarlet Knights force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 66.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 102.9 and they assist on 46.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 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 34% of their shots. Ohio State turns the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.4%. The Buckeyes give up 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Scarlet Knights score 73.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -22.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.8 points per game. The Scarlet Knights have a rating on offense of 94.6 and 46.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Rutgers turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Scarlet Knights give up 80.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 97.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 13-12 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-14 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-11 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-7 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
12/19/15 C Shaquille Doorson Foot out for season
12/19/15 F Ibrahima Diallo Foot out for season
12/11/15 F DeShawn Freeman Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State
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