Monday, January 25, 2016
Value City Arena
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday, January 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 2-4. They are 9-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 12-8 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 10-10 against the spread.
Brandon Taylor comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Shep Garner averages 14.1 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Marc Loving averages 13.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Penn State averages 66.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 292nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 271st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 305th in the country. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 9.4 assists per game which ranks them 237th and 344th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 43rd with 11.2 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 281st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 105th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 275th in the Division 1.
Ohio State averages 71.5 points per game this year which ranks them 187th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 107th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 214th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 221st with 13.3 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 152nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 68th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in college basketball.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-9 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-9 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-10 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-11 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
01/16/16 G Josh Reaves Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/17/15 G Austin Grandstaff Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State
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