Sunday, January 22, 2017
Value City Arena
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to Value City Arena to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 2 point favorites.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 15-4 and a road record of 3-2. They are 11-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-10. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 12-7 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 10-7 and they are 7-10 against the spread.
Scottie Lindsey comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Vic Law averages 14.3 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
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Jae'Sean Tate averages 14.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. JaQuan Lyle averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Northwestern averages 75.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 100th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 132nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 108th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 63rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 45th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in Division 1.
Ohio State averages 73.3 points per game this year which ranks them 159th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 65th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 233rd in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 54th and 114th respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 150th with 13.1 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 36th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 111.5 and they assist on 66.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33%. The Wildcats give up 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buckeyes score 75.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.7 points per game. The Buckeyes have a rating on offense of 105.1 and 53.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.3 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 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.8%. The Buckeyes give up 62.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-4 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-10 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-10 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-7 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
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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