Ohio State at Wisconsin College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Kohl Center to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 9 point favorites.
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Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Wisconsin has an overall record of 3-4. They are averaging 69.6 points per game and surrendering 61.6, good for a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-5 against the over/under this year
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keita Bates-Diop averages 17.4 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 74%. C.J. Jackson averages 13.1 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Ethan Happ scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Brad Davison averages 10.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 76.0 points per contest this year, which is 174th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 140th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 243rd in Division 1. They average 39.9 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 89th with 15.0 per game. The Buckeyes allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 134th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 131st and 223rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 101st place in college basketball. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 274th in the country with 69.6 points per contest this season. They are 154th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 247th in Division 1. They are 317th in the country in rebounding with 32.4 boards per contest and 278th in assists per game with 12.3. The Badgers are 342nd in turnovers per contest with 10.0. The Badgers give up 61.6 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 185th and 137th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 9.9 dimes allowed per game and 48th with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Badgers are 106th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Buckeyes are 119th in the country in defensive rating with 95.9, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 187th. They are 179th in college basketball in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 173rd. As a unit they are 173rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 238th in D-1. Ohio State is 98th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 158th in the country.
Wisconsin is 320th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 132nd in the nation. The Badgers are 166th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 94.1 is ranked 92nd. In terms of pace they are 345th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 168th. As a team they are 189th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 140th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State +9
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