Saturday, February 18, 2017
Value City Arena
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 5 point favorites.
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The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 11-14 and a road record of 2-6. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 15-12 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 15-10 and they are 9-16 against the spread.
Tai Webster comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 14 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jae'Sean Tate averages 14 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Marc Loving averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Nebraska averages 71.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 210th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 260th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 294th in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game which ranks them 40th and 286th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 149th with 13 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 184th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 178th and 348th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 244th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 128th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in Division 1.
Ohio State averages 72.9 points per game this year which ranks them 174th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 74th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 68th and 132nd respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 170th with 13.2 per game. The Buckeyes allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 45th and 152nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 174th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 168th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in college basketball.
The Cornhuskers average 69.8 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 -5.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 101.8 and they assist on 45.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.5%. The Cornhuskers give up 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buckeyes score 75.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.5 points per game. The Buckeyes have a rating on offense of 105.6 and 53% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 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 33% of their shots. Ohio State turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.5%. The Buckeyes give up 64.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 12-11 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-12 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-16 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-10 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
02/17/17 F Isaiah Roby Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Ohio State
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
01/05/17 F Keita Bates-Diop Leg out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -5
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