Ohio State at Houston NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Bank of Oklahoma Center
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Bank of Oklahoma Center to play the Houston Cougars on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 4.5 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 18-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 69.6 points per game while giving up 66.2 per contest. Houston has an overall mark of 29-2. They are averaging 75.6 points per contest and giving up 61.2, which is a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-19-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 21-12-2 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. Jackson averages 11.8 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Armoni Brooks averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 16.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 79th and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 94th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in the nation. Ohio State averages 69.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 259th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 188th in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 218th and 107th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 215th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 61.2 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest, and 105th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 112th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Houston is 97th in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 177th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 14.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in the nation. They are 8th in the country in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game and 67th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Cougars are 306th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Buckeyes are 169th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.8. In terms of pace they are 288th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 202nd. As a team they are 174th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 141st in Division 1. Ohio State is 162nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 316th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 33rd in the country in offensive rating with 111.9. In terms of pace they are 261st in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 126th. As a team they are 127th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 78th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -4.5
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