Maryland at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/11/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Value City Arena
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 4 point favorites.
Maryland comes into this game with an overall record of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 65.1 per contest. Ohio State has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 79.4 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 8-6 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-8 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-11 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/31/17 F Ivan Bender Knee is out for season
12/28/17 F Justin Jackson Shoulder is out for season
01/10/18 G Dion Wiley Eye is "?" Thursday vs Ohio State
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Huerter averages 14.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Anthony Cowan averages 16.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
C.J. Jackson averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 20 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 47th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 120th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in college basketball. Maryland averages 77.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 32nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 54th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 57th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 87th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 135th in those defensive statistics. They rank 96th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 72nd with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 222nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Ohio State is 74th in Division 1 with 79.4 points per game this year. They are 25th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 131st in the nation. They are 145th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 113th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Buckeyes are 225th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Terrapins are 58th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 94.1 is ranked 41st. In terms of pace they are 264th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 33rd. As a team they are 25th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 167th in Division 1. Maryland is 32nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 19th in the nation.
Ohio State is 217th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 111th in the nation. The Buckeyes are 66th in the country in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 96 is ranked 74th. In terms of pace they are 181st in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 51st. As a team they are 46th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 266th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -4
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