Appalachian State at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Value City Arena
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers head to Value City Arena to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 16 point favorites.
Appalachian State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-6. They currently have a point differential of 12.0 as they are averaging 87.6 points per contest while giving up 75.6 per game. Ohio State has an overall mark of 8-3. They are averaging 78.1 points per contest and giving up 67.3, which is a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-7 against the over/under this year
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/04/17 C Micah Potter Ankle is out indefinitely
Ronshad Shabazz averages 21.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Justin Forrest averages 16.8 points per contest in 28 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Keita Bates-Diop scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. C.J. Jackson averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Appalachian State averages 87.6 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 83rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 84th in Division 1. They average 43.2 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 149th with 14.0 per game. The Mountaineers allow 75.6 points per contest, which is 245th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 119th and 230th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 170th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 144th place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 144th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 128th in the country with 78.1 points per contest this season. They are 43rd in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 130th in Division 1. They are 117th in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per contest and 131st in assists per game with 14.8. The Buckeyes are 152nd in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Buckeyes give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 86th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 123rd and 180th in those defensive statistics. They rank 98th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 29.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Buckeyes are 177th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Mountaineers are 46th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.4, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 154th. In terms of pace they are 37th in the country with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 45th. As a team they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 41st in Division 1. Appalachian State is 232nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 120th in the nation.
Ohio State is 134th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 158th in the nation. The Buckeyes are 85th in the country in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 95.4 is ranked 94th. In terms of pace they are 244th in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 61st. As a team they are 51st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 250th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Appalachian State/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Appalachian State +16
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