Michigan State at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Value City Arena
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 9 point favorites.
Michigan State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-1. They currently have a point differential of 26.6 as they are averaging 87.9 points per game while giving up 61.4 per contest. Ohio State has an overall mark of 12-4. They are averaging 79.3 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 10.7.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-5 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-6 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-10 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miles Bridges averages 16.9 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 90%. Nick Ward averages 15.4 points per game in 18.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 72% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Keita Bates-Diop averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. 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 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 87.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 26.6 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 43%, which is good for 6th in the country. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 139th with 13.9 per game. The Spartans allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in Division 1. They also allow a 33% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 136th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 74th place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 77th in the country with 79.3 points per game this year. They are 31st in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 10.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 158th in college basketball. They are 140th in the nation in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 115th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Buckeyes are 193rd in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Buckeyes surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 103rd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 163rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 92nd with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 56th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 232nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Spartans are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 124, and their defensive rating of 86.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 175th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 193rd in Division 1. Michigan State is 155th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 39%, which is 1st in the nation.
Ohio State is 188th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 127th in the nation. The Buckeyes are 66th in the country in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 96.1 is ranked 85th. In terms of pace they are 178th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 58th. As a team they are 51st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 256th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State +9
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