Wednesday, November 30, 2016
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 5 point favorites.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 6-0 and a road record of 1-0. They are 2-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 6-0 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 0-4 and they are 3-1 against the spread.
Jae'Sean Tate comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 45%. Kam Williams averages 13.7 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.3 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Austin Nichols averages 11 points per game while playing 16 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Darius Thompson averages 10 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Ohio State averages 79 points per contest this season which ranks them 69th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 56th in the country. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 175th with 13.7 per game. The Buckeyes allow 58.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 68th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 108th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in Division 1.
Virginia averages 72.8 points per game this year which ranks them 175th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 31.5 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per contest which ranks them 118th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 2nd with 8.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 41.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 31% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 40th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 26.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 6.8 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 78 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 33.3 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 113.9 and they assist on 58% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Ohio State turns the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.2%. The Buckeyes give up 68 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 51.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 74.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 33.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 40 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 122.4 and 61.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 59.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Cavaliers give up 34.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 42.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-3 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-3 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-1 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 0-4 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/25/16 F Keita Bates-Diop Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Marshall
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia
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