Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Breslin Student Events Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 15-11 and a road record of 3-6. They are 9-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-9. The Spartans have an overall record of 15-10 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 12-12 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 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 58%. Marc Loving averages 12.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Miles Bridges averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Nick Ward averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Ohio State averages 73.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 169th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 70th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 212th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 63rd and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 176th with 13.2 per game. The Buckeyes allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 81st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 141st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 149th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in Division 1.
Michigan State averages 71.7 points per game this year which ranks them 203rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 36th in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per contest which ranks them 151st and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 301st with 14.7 per game. The Spartans allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 151st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 65th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 152nd place in the nation. The Spartans force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 305th in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 105.9 and they assist on 52.9% 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 30.6%. The Buckeyes give up 76.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 76.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.3 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 104.2 and 67.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 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 38% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.6%. The Spartans give up 65.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-15 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-9 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-12 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-12 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
02/13/17 G JaQuan Lyle Personal "?" Tuesday vs. Michigan State
01/05/17 F Keita Bates-Diop Leg out for season
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State -5.5
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