FIU at Ohio College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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The FIU Panthers travel to Convocation Center to play the Ohio Bobcats on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 8 point favorites.
FIU heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 95.6 points per contest while giving up 83.3 per game. Ohio has an overall record of 7-4. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 73.6, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable FIU Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Panthers are 4-4-0 against the spread
The FIU Panthers are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-7-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Key FIU Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devon Andrews averages 15.4 points per game in 23.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Brian Beard Jr. comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Teyvion Kirk averages 15.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Jason Carter averages 17.9 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 83.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 342nd in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 242nd and 145th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 350th, and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the NCAA. They force 22.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 351st in the nation. FIU averages 95.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 89th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 303rd in D-1. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 67th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 70th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bobcats surrender 73.6 points per contest, which ranks them 226th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 195th and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 238th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest, and 78th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 242nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Ohio is 171st in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 197th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 317th in the nation. They are 39th in the country in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 102nd in assists per contest with 14.9. The Bobcats are 19th in turnovers per game with 16.5.
The Panthers have an offensive rating of 109.6, which is ranked 87th. They are 1st in college basketball in pace with 87.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 111th. As a unit they are 135th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 98th in D-1. FIU is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 52nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats are 266th in the country in offensive rating with 99.2. In terms of pace they are 41st in Division 1 with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 255th. As a team they are 254th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 306th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's FIU/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio -8
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