Ohio State at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 8.5 point favorites.
Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 77.4 points per contest while giving up 66.2 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 23-2. They are averaging 84.0 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 19.8.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-11 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-17 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-10 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 10-12 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
02/04/18 G Kam Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
C.J. Jackson averages 12.8 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 20.2 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Vince Edwards averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Carsen Edwards averages 16.6 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 39th and 137th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in college basketball. Ohio State averages 77.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 93rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 151st in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 275th with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 77th in those defensive statistics. They rank 51st with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 77th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 165th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. Purdue is 20th in Division 1 with 84.0 points per game this year. They are 14th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 19.8. They shoot 43% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They are 160th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Boilermakers are 329th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Buckeyes are 47th in the country in defensive rating with 96.1, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 42nd. They are 252nd in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 42nd. As a unit they are 42nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 271st in D-1. Ohio State is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 70th in the country.
Purdue is 321st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 12th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 5th in the country in offensive rating with 120.6, and their defensive rating of 92.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 219th in Division 1 with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 102nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Purdue -8.5
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