Sunday, January 8, 2017
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with an overall record of 10-5 and a road record of 1-2. They are 5-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-6. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 14-2 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 6-8 and they are 9-5 against the spread.
Jae'Sean Tate comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Buckeyes. He pulls down 6.5 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 58%. Marc Loving averages 11.7 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Ohio State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Nate Mason averages 14.5 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Amir Coffey averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Ohio State averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 127th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 243rd in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 54th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 169th with 13.4 per game. The Buckeyes allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 136th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 52nd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in Division 1.
Minnesota averages 77.3 points per game this year which ranks them 79th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 134th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 172nd in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 53rd respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 60th with 11.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 279th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 85th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in college basketball.
The Buckeyes average 70.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.3 per contest. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 54.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Ohio State turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Buckeyes give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 79.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.7 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 105.8 and 61% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.3%. The Golden Gophers give up 65.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-8 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-6 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-5 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-8 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
01/05/17 F Keita Bates-Diop Leg out for season
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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