Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Comcast Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 8 point favorites.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 15-10 and a road record of 3-5. They are 9-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-9. The Terrapins have an overall record of 20-4 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 9-14 and they are 15-8 against the spread.
Jae'Sean Tate comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 6.1 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 11.7 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Melo Trimble averages 16.9 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Terrapins. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Justin Jackson averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Ohio State averages 73 points per contest this season which ranks them 172nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 227th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 57th and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 171st with 13.2 per game. The Buckeyes allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 38th and 131st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 175th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 125th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in Division 1.
Maryland averages 74.3 points per game this year which ranks them 140th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 136th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 101st in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 135th and 156th respectively. In the turnover department the Terrapins rank 208th with 13.7 per game. The Terrapins allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 36th and 65th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 178th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the nation. The Terrapins force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 105.7 and they assist on 53.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.8 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 33% of their shots. Ohio State turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Buckeyes give up 75.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Terrapins score 72.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.3 points per game. The Terrapins have a rating on offense of 108.4 and 54.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 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 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Maryland turns it over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.2%. The Terrapins give up 64 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-14 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-9 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 15-8 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-14 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
01/05/17 F Keita Bates-Diop Leg out for season
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland -8
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