Thursday, November 17, 2016
Value City Arena
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The Providence Friars travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 7 point favorites. The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 1-0. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 2-0 and a home record of 1-0.
Emmitt Holt comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Rodney Bullock averages 18 points per game in 25 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kam Williams averages 16 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Jae'Sean Tate averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 42%.
Providence averages 80 points per contest this season which ranks them 101st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 72nd in the country. They average 33 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 253rd and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 112th with 12 per game. The Friars allow 58 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 149th and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30 rebounds a game which ranks 51st and they give up 8 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the country. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in Division 1.
Ohio State averages 73.5 points per game this year which ranks them 169th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 52nd in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 17 assists per contest which ranks them 192nd and 65th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 242nd with 15.5 per game. The Buckeyes allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 167th and 128th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 68th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 159th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in college basketball.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 1-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 0-1 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 0-2 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-1 against the over/under
Providence Friars InjuriesNo key injuries to report
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -7
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