Ohio State at Iowa State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Bank of Oklahoma Center
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Bank of Oklahoma Center to play the Iowa State Cyclones on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 7 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. Iowa State has an overall record of 20-11. They are averaging 77.4 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-19-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Important Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 19-15-0 against the spread
The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
03/17/19 F Zoran Talley Jr. Concussion is questionable Friday vs Ohio State
01/13/19 F Solomon Young Groin is out for season
Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. C.J. Jackson averages 12.2 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Marial Shayok averages 18.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Lindell Wigginton averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 69.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 257th in the NCAA. 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 183rd in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 220th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 219th with 12.5 per game. The Buckeyes allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 77th and 99th 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 74th place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa State is 61st in the country with 77.4 points per game this year. They are 32nd in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 75th in the nation. They are 186th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 47th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Cyclones are 326th in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Cyclones surrender 68.3 points per contest, which ranks them 93rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 151st in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 163rd with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cyclones are 139th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Buckeyes are 166th 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 204th. As a team they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 140th in Division 1. Ohio State is 163rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa State is 325th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cyclones have an offensive rating of 113.3, which is ranked 15th. They are 223rd in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 29th. As a unit they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 147th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Iowa State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa State -7
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