Ohio State at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 2 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.1 as they are averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 63.7 per contest. Iowa has an overall record of 13-3. They are averaging 82.3 points per game and surrendering 72.3, good for a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-5-1 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-9-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/18/18 F Cordell Pemsl Knee is out for season
11/11/18 G CJ Fredrick Redshirt is out for season
11/11/18 F Jack Nunge Redshirt is out for season
01/11/19 F Tyler Cook Knee is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
Kaleb Wesson comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 24.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is 73%. C.J. Jackson averages 13.1 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Tyler Cook scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Luka Garza averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 76.8 points per contest, which is 108th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 77th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 97th in the nation. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 187th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 291st with 11.8 per game. The Buckeyes allow 63.7 points per contest, which is 29th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 35th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 75th, and they allow 9.9 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 34th in the nation with 82.3 points per contest this season. They are 93rd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 121st in the NCAA. They are 115th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.3 boards per contest and 45th in assists per game with 16.1. The Hawkeyes are 260th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Hawkeyes give up 72.3 points per game, which ranks them 206th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 206th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 294th with 15.0 dimes allowed per game and 84th with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 116th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Buckeyes are 48th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.2. In terms of pace they are 278th in the country with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 77th. As a team they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 192nd in Division 1. Ohio State is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 260th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 115. In terms of pace they are 123rd in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 70th. As a team they are 24th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 107th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State +2
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