Ohio State at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
CHI Health Center Omaha
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 1 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 27.0 as they are averaging 85.5 points per game while giving up 58.5 per contest. Creighton has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 76.5 points per game and surrendering 68.0, good for a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Jaedon Ledee averages 16.0 points per game in 13.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 100% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 16.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 50%. Mitchell Ballock averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 85.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 93rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 27.0 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 48% which is good for 11th in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 223rd and 179th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 253rd with 12.0 per game. The Buckeyes allow 58.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the country. They also allow a 31% shooting percentage and a 23% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 9.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 44th place in Division 1. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 187th in the country with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 82nd in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 53% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the nation. They are 270th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game, and 222nd in assists per contest with 13.0. The Bluejays are 154th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Bluejays surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 135th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 126th and 139th in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 273rd with 40.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 178th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Buckeyes are 37th in the nation in offensive rating with 123.9. In terms of pace they are 286th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 64% is 17th. As a team they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 68% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 54th in Division 1. Ohio State is 180th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 109th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 160th in the country in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 234th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 54th. As a team they are 72nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 258th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton +1
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