Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 2-4. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-14. The Badgers have an overall record of 13-9 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
Marc Loving comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 11.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Nigel Hayes averages 17 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Badgers. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Ohio State averages 70.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 208th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 130th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 193rd in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 53rd and 240th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 210th with 13.2 per game. The Buckeyes allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 99th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 159th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in the Division 1.
Wisconsin averages 69.2 points per game this year which ranks them 246th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 215th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 223rd in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per contest which ranks them 160th and 312th respectively. In the turnover department the Badgers rank 48th with 11.3 per game. The Badgers allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 129th and 330th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the nation. The Badgers force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 65.9 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 -9.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 102.2 and they assist on 47.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 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 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Buckeyes give up 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Badgers score 72.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.6 points per game. The Badgers have a rating on offense of 105.7 and 45.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Wisconsin turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.4%. The Badgers give up 65.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-11 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-14 against the over/under
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-11 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-10 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/14/15 G Riley Dearring Personal has left team
12/04/15 G Brevin Pritzl Foot out indefinitely
11/13/15 F Andy Van Vliet Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State
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