Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Value City Arena
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 10 point favorites.
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The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 13-11 and a road record of 3-7. They are 8-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-12. The Buckeyes have an overall record of 14-10 and a home record of 11-4. They have an over/under record of 14-8 and they are 9-13 against the spread.
Corey Sanders comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Scarlet Knights. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.5 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Rutgers. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jae'Sean Tate averages 14.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Buckeyes. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Marc Loving averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Rutgers averages 66 points per contest this season which ranks them 308th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 302nd. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 342nd in the country. They average 42 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 296th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 282nd with 14.5 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 164th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in Division 1.
Ohio State averages 73.2 points per game this year which ranks them 169th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 80th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 230th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest which ranks them 55th and 122nd respectively. In the turnover department the Buckeyes rank 155th with 13.1 per game. The Buckeyes allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 142nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 170th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 136th place in the nation. The Buckeyes force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 61.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.3 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 96.7 and they assist on 46.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Rutgers turns the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.8%. The Scarlet Knights give up 69 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Buckeyes score 75.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.8 points per game. The Buckeyes have a rating on offense of 105.8 and 53.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Ohio State turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.8%. The Buckeyes give up 64.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-9 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-12 against the over/under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-13 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-8 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
01/05/17 F Keita Bates-Diop Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State -10
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