Ohio at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
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The Ohio Bobcats head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 17 point favorites.
Ohio heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 75.7 points per contest while giving up 71.5 per game. Purdue has an overall record of 6-5. They are averaging 77.4 points per game and surrendering 69.5, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-6-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-6-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
11/09/18 G James Gollon Hernia is out indefinitely
11/09/18 G Jordan Dartis Hip is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jason Carter comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Teyvion Kirk averages 15.8 points per contest in 32.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Carsen Edwards scores 25.6 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Ryan Cline averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 75.7 points per contest, which is 148th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 190th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 318th in the nation. They average 41.5 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 82nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 16.7 per game. The Bobcats allow 71.5 points per contest, which is 183rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 196th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 68th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 188th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 111th in the nation with 77.4 points per contest this season. They are 188th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 87th in the NCAA. They are 185th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 140th in assists per game with 14.3. The Boilermakers are 297th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Boilermakers give up 69.5 points per game, which ranks them 130th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 200th and 320th in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 30.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 171st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 99.6, which is ranked 263rd. They are 39th in college basketball in pace with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 255th. As a unit they are 252nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 317th in D-1. Ohio is 48th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 289th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 113.6. In terms of pace they are 293rd in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 106th. As a team they are 124th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 14th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio +17
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