Sunday, January 15, 2017
Value City Arena
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 2 point favorites.
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The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 12-6 and a road record of 1-1. They are 9-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-9. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 10-7 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 9-6 and they are 5-10 against the spread.
Miles Bridges comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Nick Ward averages 13.6 points per game in 19.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Jae'Sean Tate averages 14.2 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. JaQuan Lyle averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Michigan State averages 72.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 52nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 107th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 87th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 254th with 14.4 per game. The Spartans allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 123rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 100th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in Division 1.
Ohio State averages 73.8 points per game this year which ranks them 152nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 60th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 259th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 52nd and 100th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 173rd with 13.4 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 133rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 171st and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 103rd place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 229th in college basketball.
The Spartans average 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 103.6 and they assist on 70.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Michigan State turns the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.7%. The Spartans give up 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buckeyes score 76.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.5 points per game. The Buckeyes have a rating on offense of 105.4 and 54.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Ohio State turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.9%. The Buckeyes give up 61.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-8 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-9 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-10 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-6 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out indefinitely
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
01/05/17 F Keita Bates-Diop Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State -2
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