Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 10-6 and a road record of 1-3. They are 5-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-6. The Badgers have an overall record of 13-3 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 5-7 and they are 7-5 against the spread.
Jae'Sean Tate comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 57%. Marc Loving averages 11.6 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Bronson Koenig averages 14 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Badgers. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Nigel Hayes averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Ohio State averages 74.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 137th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 45th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 244th in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 37th and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 173rd with 13.4 per game. The Buckeyes allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 97th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 210th in Division 1.
Wisconsin averages 76 points per game this year which ranks them 97th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 32nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 153rd in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 67th and 78th respectively. In the turnover department the Badgers rank 30th with 11.2 per game. The Badgers allow 59.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 186th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 27.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the nation. The Badgers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 70 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 105.7 and they assist on 55.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Ohio State turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.9%. The Buckeyes give up 74 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Badgers score 80.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 28.1 points per game. The Badgers have a rating on offense of 115.3 and 54.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Wisconsin turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.5%. The Badgers give up 52.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-9 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-6 against the over/under
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-5 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-7 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
01/05/17 F Keita Bates-Diop Leg out for season
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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