Youngstown State at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Value City Arena
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The Youngstown State Penguins travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 26.5 point favorites.
Youngstown State comes into this game with an overall record of 4-8. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 82.2 per contest. Ohio State has an overall mark of 9-1. They are averaging 77.7 points per contest and giving up 61.9, which is a point differential of 15.8.
Valuable Youngstown State Penguins Betting Trends
The Youngstown State Penguins are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Youngstown State Penguins are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-4-1 against the over/under
Key Youngstown State Penguins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Darius Quisenberry averages 9.9 points per game in 22.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Garrett Covington comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
C.J. Jackson averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Kaleb Wesson averages 15.1 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins allow 82.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 333rd in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 299th and 167th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 282nd, and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 226th place in the NCAA. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in the nation. Youngstown State averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 100th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 293rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 286th in D-1. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 149th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 62nd with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 61.9 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 31st in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 9.2 assists allowed per contest, and 53rd with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 121st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. Ohio State is 108th in the country with 77.7 points per game this year. They are 54th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 154th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 104th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Buckeyes are 206th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Penguins are 233rd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.7. In terms of pace they are 59th in the country with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 281st. As a team they are 293rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 50th in Division 1. Youngstown State is 170th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 167th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 112.9, which is ranked 48th. They are 266th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 56th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 206th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Youngstown State/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State -26.5
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