Ohio State at Indiana College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/23/2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Friday, February 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 1 point favorites.
Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 66.2 per game. Indiana has an overall mark of 16-13. They are averaging 71.8 points per contest and giving up 69.7, which is a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-13 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-20 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 17-11 against the spread this season
The Indiana Hoosiers are 11-17 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
12/04/17 G Curtis Jones Left Team is out for season
01/10/18 F De'Ron Davis Achilles is out for season
Keita Bates-Diop averages 19 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jae'Sean Tate averages 12.6 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Juwan Morgan averages 16.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Robert Johnson averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 154th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 108th and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 279th with 11.9 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 51st and 139th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 59th place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 240th in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 113th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 313th in college basketball. They are 169th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 153rd in assists per contest with 14.0. The Hoosiers are 225th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Hoosiers surrender 69.7 points per contest, which ranks them 107th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 155th and 272nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 157th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 136th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 200th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Buckeyes are 46th in the country in defensive rating with 96.9, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 56th. They are 262nd in college basketball in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 58th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in D-1. Ohio State is 249th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 74th in the country.
Indiana is 208th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 173rd in the nation. The Hoosiers are 158th in the country in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 185th. In terms of pace they are 270th in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 169th. As a team they are 209th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 260th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +1
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