Maryland at Ohio State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/18/2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
Value City Arena
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday, January 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 2 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 76.8 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Ohio State has an overall mark of 12-4. They are averaging 75.9 points per contest and giving up 64.2, which is a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-7-1 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-7-1 against the over/under
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Bruno Fernando averages 14.6 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Anthony Cowan comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
C.J. Jackson averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Kaleb Wesson averages 16.2 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 63rd and 179th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the NCAA. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the nation. Maryland averages 76.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 105th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 110th in D-1. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 165th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 238th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.3 assists allowed per contest, and 73rd with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 139th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. Ohio State is 126th in the country with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 104th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 86th in the nation. They are 179th in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 59th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Buckeyes are 262nd in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 113.4, which is ranked 26th. They are 291st in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 86th. As a unit they are 63rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in D-1. Maryland is 201st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 222nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 110.5, which is ranked 62nd. They are 256th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 97th. As a unit they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State -2
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