Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Pauley Pavilion to play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 8-2 and a road record of 1-1. They are 3-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4. The Bruins have an overall record of 11-0 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 7-3 and they are 9-2 against the spread.
Jae'Sean Tate comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Marc Loving averages 11.5 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
TJ Leaf averages 18.3 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Isaac Hamilton averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Ohio State averages 74.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 190th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game which ranks them 55th and 71st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 158th with 13.5 per game. The Buckeyes allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 45th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in Division 1.
UCLA averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 23.3 and their shooting percentage is 56% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 1st in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 64th with 11.9 per game. The Bruins allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 244th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 146th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 111th place in the nation. The Bruins force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 108.4 and they assist on 57.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Ohio State turns the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.8%. The Buckeyes give up 65.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bruins score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 21 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 30.1 points per game. The Bruins have a rating on offense of 127.2 and 66.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 77 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 65%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 66% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. UCLA turns it over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.2%. The Bruins give up 73.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-5 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-4 against the over/under
UCLA Bruins Betting Trends
The UCLA Bruins are 9-2 against the spread
The UCLA Bruins are 7-3 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
UCLA Bruins Injuries
12/13/16 C Thomas Welsh Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Cal Santa Barb
11/30/16 F Alex Olesinski Foot out indefinitely
11/11/16 G Armani Dodson Shoulder out indefinitely
11/09/16 G Prince Ali Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA
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