Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 7 point favorites.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 13-10 and a road record of 2-5. They are 8-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-7. The Wolverines have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 13-6 and they are 7-12 against the spread.
Jae'Sean Tate comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. JaQuan Lyle averages 12.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
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Zak Irvin averages 13.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wolverines. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Derrick Walton averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Ohio State averages 73.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 166th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 211th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 71st and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 146th with 13 per game. The Buckeyes allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 74th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 142nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in Division 1.
Michigan averages 74.4 points per game this year which ranks them 138th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 42nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 38th in the nation. They average 29.9 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 341st and 165th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolverines rank 1st with 9.5 per game. The Wolverines allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 313th and 350th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 31st place in the nation. The Wolverines force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 69.4 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 -6.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 105.7 and they assist on 54% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 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 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%. The Buckeyes give up 76.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolverines score 76.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.3 points per game. The Wolverines have a rating on offense of 116.7 and 51.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Michigan turns it over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.4%. The Wolverines give up 61.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-13 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-7 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 7-12 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 13-6 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
01/05/17 F Keita Bates-Diop Leg out for season
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan -7
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