Ohio State at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 10 point favorites.
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Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 79.0 points per contest while giving up 67.1 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 14-7. They are averaging 79.7 points per contest and giving up 72.7, which is a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-13 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-11 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-10 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
01/10/18 G Amir Coffey Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out for season
C.J. Jackson averages 13.3 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 19.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Nate Mason averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Jordan Murphy averages 18.1 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 48th and 124th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 54th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 94th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 148th in college basketball. Ohio State averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 80th in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 116th and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 254th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 72.7 points per contest, which ranks them 198th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 277th in those defensive statistics. They rank 286th with 15.1 assists allowed per contest, and 291st with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 73rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. Minnesota is 59th in Division 1 with 79.7 points per game this year. They are 204th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 151st in the nation. They are 10th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 52nd in assists per contest with 16.2. The Golden Gophers are 324th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Buckeyes are 58th in the country in defensive rating with 95.6, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 47th. They are 212th in college basketball in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 37th. As a unit they are 41st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in D-1. Ohio State is 236th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 74th in the country.
Minnesota is 338th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 84th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 76th in the country in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 143rd. In terms of pace they are 96th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 245th. As a team they are 215th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 310th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +10
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