Citadel at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Value City Arena
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The Citadel Bulldogs head to Value City Arena to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 25.5 point favorites.
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Citadel comes into this game with an overall record of 5-6. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 89.3 points per game while giving up 89.6 per contest. Ohio State has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 78.3 points per contest and giving up 67.3, which is a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable Citadel Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Citadel Bulldogs are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Citadel Bulldogs are 3-1 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-5 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-8 against the over/under this year
Key Citadel Bulldogs Injuries
11/30/17 G Preston Parks Dismissed is out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Matt Frierson averages 11.5 points per contest while playing 23.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Tariq Simmons averages 13.5 points per contest in 23.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Keita Bates-Diop scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jae'Sean Tate averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 48%.
Useful Team Statistics
Citadel averages 89.3 points per contest this year, which is 12th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 256th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 190th in Division 1. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 135th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 87th with 14.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 89.6 points per contest, which is 349th in the country. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 330th and 229th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 350th, and they allow 21.1 assists per game which puts them in 350th place in college basketball. They force 21.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 119th in the country with 78.3 points per contest this season. They are 31st in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 176th in Division 1. They are 144th in the country in rebounding with 37.3 boards per contest and 142nd in assists per game with 14.7. The Buckeyes are 168th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Buckeyes give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 85th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 137th and 141st in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 29.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Buckeyes are 208th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 211th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 246th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the country with 86.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 216th. As a team they are 241st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 41st in Division 1. Citadel is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 330th in the nation.
Ohio State is 143rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 159th in the nation. The Buckeyes are 86th in the country in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 90th. In terms of pace they are 232nd in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 59th. As a team they are 53rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 270th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Citadel/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Citadel +25.5
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