Michigan State at Ohio State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Value City Arena
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 1.5 point favorites.
Michigan State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 19.7 as they are averaging 87.1 points per game while giving up 67.4 per contest. Ohio State has an overall mark of 12-1. They are averaging 78.0 points per contest and giving up 61.9, which is a point differential of 16.1.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-5-1 against the over/under
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/04/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Ohio State
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Nick Ward averages 16.4 points per game in 22.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. Cassius Winston comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
C.J. Jackson averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Kaleb Wesson averages 16.5 points per game while playing 24.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 128th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 66th, and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the NCAA. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the nation. Michigan State averages 87.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 19.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in D-1. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 217th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 61.9 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 9.6 assists allowed per contest, and 60th with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 143rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Ohio State is 92nd in the country with 78.0 points per game this year. They are 51st in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 16.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 60th in the nation. They are 148th in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game and 43rd in assists per contest with 16.2. The Buckeyes are 271st in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 119.3, which is ranked 7th. They are 102nd in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 10th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 240th in D-1. Michigan State is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 236th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 113.3, which is ranked 39th. They are 267th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 63rd. As a unit they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 205th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State +1.5
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