Ohio State at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/18/2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 3 point favorites.
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Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 76.3 points per contest while giving up 66.5 per game. Michigan has an overall mark of 21-7. They are averaging 74.0 points per contest and giving up 63.5, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-12 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-20 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 16-10 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-16 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keita Bates-Diop averages 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 81%. C.J. Jackson averages 12.5 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Moritz Wagner scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 0.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Charles Matthews averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 76.3 points per contest this year, which is 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 180th in Division 1. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 113th and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 287th with 11.8 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.5 points per contest, which is 42nd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 162nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 63rd place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 182nd in the country with 74.0 points per contest this season. They are 58th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 113th in Division 1. They are 300th in the country in rebounding with 33.1 boards per contest and 92nd in assists per game with 15.1. The Wolverines are 350th in turnovers per contest with 9.3. The Wolverines give up 63.5 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 183rd and 206th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolverines are 176th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Buckeyes are 52nd in the country in defensive rating with 96.9, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 53rd. They are 255th in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 54th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 270th in D-1. Ohio State is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 70th in the country.
Michigan is 350th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 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 114th in the nation. The Wolverines are 43rd in the country in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 96.1 is ranked 39th. In terms of pace they are 336th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 40th. As a team they are 88th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 51st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State +3
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