Ohio State at Maryland Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Xfinity Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 7.5 point favorites.
Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 70.3 points per contest while giving up 64.0 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 20-7. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-14-1 against the over/under
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 15-11-1 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-15-2 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. C.J. Jackson averages 12.5 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Anthony Cowan averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Bruno Fernando averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 246th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 144th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 133rd in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 216th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 181st with 13.0 per game. The Buckeyes allow 64.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 31st and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 10.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 33rd place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 184th in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 98th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 79th in the nation. They are 21st in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 162nd in assists per contest with 13.7. The Terrapins are 162nd in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Terrapins surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 32nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 60th in those defensive statistics. They rank 77th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 2nd in country in forcing turnovers with 9.7 per game.
The Buckeyes are 152nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.1. In terms of pace they are 298th in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 144th. As a team they are 120th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 170th in Division 1. Ohio State is 111th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 103rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 68th in the country in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 307th in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 103rd. As a team they are 89th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 211th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland -7.5
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