South Dakota State at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Taco Bell Arena
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits travel to Taco Bell Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 8.5 point favorites.
South Dakota State heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 84.9 points per contest while giving up 74.1 per game. Ohio State has an overall mark of 24-7. They are averaging 75.8 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable South Dakota State Jackrabbits Betting Trends
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 19-9 against the spread this season
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 14-11 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-20 against the over/under this year
Key South Dakota State Jackrabbits Injuries
12/14/17 F Dallas Polk-Hilliard Left Team is out for season
03/05/18 G Beau Brown Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
David Jenkins, Jr. averages 16.1 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Mike Daum averages 23.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Jae'Sean Tate averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 60%. Keita Bates-Diop averages 19.4 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jackrabbits allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 220th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 113th and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 204th, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 57th place in the country. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in college basketball. South Dakota State averages 84.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 59th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 13th in D-1. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 342nd with 10.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 66.7 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 162nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 71st with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 105th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Ohio State is 116th in Division 1 with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 25th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 162nd in the nation. They are 104th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game and 98th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Buckeyes are 278th in turnovers per game with 11.8.
The Jackrabbits are 141st in the country in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 116.2 is ranked 10th. They are 59th in college basketball in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 26th. As a unit they are 22nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 60th in D-1. South Dakota State is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 115th in the country.
Ohio State is 259th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 58th in the nation. The Buckeyes are 52nd in the country in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 46th. In terms of pace they are 274th in Division 1 with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 53rd. As a team they are 60th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 281st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Dakota State/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -8.5
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