Ohio State at Michigan State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/17/2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Breslin Student Events Center
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, February 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 12.5 point favorites.
Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 64.7 per game. Michigan State has an overall mark of 20-5. They are averaging 81.3 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 14.6.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-12-1 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 18-7-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
02/16/19 F Kenny Goins Elbow is probable Sunday vs Ohio State
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out for season
C.J. Jackson averages 13.0 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Nick Ward averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Cassius Winston averages 18.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 47th and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 60th, and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the NCAA. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the nation. Ohio State averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 218th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 124th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 102nd in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 227th and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 177th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 66.7 points per contest, which ranks them 61st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 63rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 135th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 71st with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 15th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.6 per game. Michigan State is 29th in the country with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 14.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the nation. They are 4th in the country in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 19.9. The Spartans are 152nd in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Buckeyes are 117th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 290th in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 119th. As a team they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 159th in Division 1. Ohio State is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 169th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 115.3. In terms of pace they are 170th in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 13th. As a team they are 13th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 212th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -12.5
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks