Penn State at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Value City Arena
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 10.5 point favorites.
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Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 67.3 per contest. Ohio State has an overall mark of 18-4. They are averaging 77.7 points per contest and giving up 65.9, which is a point differential of 11.8.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-9 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-10 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-9 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-15 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
01/24/18 G Josh Reaves Academics is "?" Thursday vs Ohio State
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lamar Stevens averages 15.6 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Tony Carr averages 18.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
C.J. Jackson averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 19.7 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 165th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 108th, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 43rd place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in college basketball. Penn State averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 108th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 86th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 82nd in D-1. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 106th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 190th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 96th in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 50th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 142nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season. Ohio State is 91st in Division 1 with 77.7 points per game this year. They are 29th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 128th in the nation. They are 105th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game and 84th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Buckeyes are 290th in turnovers per game with 12.0.
The Nittany Lions are 109th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 94.4 is ranked 35th. In terms of pace they are 171st in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 119th. As a team they are 129th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 305th in Division 1. Penn State is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 50th in the nation.
Ohio State is 269th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 60th in the nation. The Buckeyes are 55th in the country in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 94.7 is ranked 40th. In terms of pace they are 232nd in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 53rd. As a team they are 53rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 263rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -10.5
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