Miami at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Value City Arena
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The Miami Redhawks travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 21.5 point favorites.
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Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Ohio State has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 78.9 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable Miami Redhawks Betting Trends
The Miami Redhawks are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Miami Redhawks are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-9 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Redhawks Injuries
12/29/17 C Darius Harper Foot is "?" Saturday vs Ohio State
11/15/17 G Abdoulaye Harouna Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nike Sibande averages 14 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 72%. Logan McLane averages 10.3 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 44%.
Keita Bates-Diop averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. C.J. Jackson averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 202nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 143rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 169th in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 15.6 per game. The RedHawks allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 123rd and 74th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 140th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 92nd place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 91st in the country with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 38th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 176th in college basketball. They are 145th in the nation in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 106th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Buckeyes are 167th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Buckeyes surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 103rd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 110th and 179th in those defensive statistics. They rank 82nd with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 33rd with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 231st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The RedHawks are 105th in the country in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 211th. They are 222nd in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 119th. As a unit they are 163rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 79th in D-1. Miami is 36th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 104th in the country.
Ohio State is 145th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 143rd in the nation. The Buckeyes are 83rd in the country in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 95.7 is ranked 85th. In terms of pace they are 184th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 61st. As a team they are 52nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 253rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State -21.5
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