Minnesota at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Value City Arena
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 7.5 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 69.3 per contest. Ohio State has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 60.3, good for a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Eric Curry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/29/18 G Luther Muhammad Shoulder injured last game, is questionable
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Amir Coffey averages 13.6 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Jordan Murphy comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
C.J. Jackson averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Kaleb Wesson averages 14.4 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 134th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 210th and 231st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 88th, and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 33rd place in the NCAA. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 137th in the nation. Minnesota averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 147th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 219th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 113th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 92nd and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 123rd with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 60.3 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 8.9 assists allowed per contest, and 58th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 157th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Ohio State is 126th in the country with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 56th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 77th in the nation. They are 221st in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 120th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Buckeyes are 256th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 106.7, which is ranked 149th. They are 147th in college basketball in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 225th. As a unit they are 210th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 280th in D-1. Minnesota is 152nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 205th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 114.6, which is ranked 38th. They are 289th in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 47th. As a unit they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 126th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -7.5
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