Ohio State at Michigan State NCAA Basketball Tips 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to United Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 11 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 18-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 69.3 points per game while giving up 65.6 per contest. Michigan State has an overall record of 25-6. They are averaging 79.7 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 13.8.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 22-9-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
03/11/19 F Kaleb Wesson Suspension is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Indiana U
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
03/11/19 F Nick Ward Hand is upgraded to probable for Big 10 Tournament
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out for season
C.J. Jackson averages 12.1 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Matt McQuaid averages 9.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Cassius Winston averages 19.0 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 63rd and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 108th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 50th place in the NCAA. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in the nation. Ohio State averages 69.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 266th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 221st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 217th in D-1. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 207th and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 240th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 46th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 55th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 10th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game. Michigan State is 37th in the country with 79.7 points per game this year. They are 13th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 13.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the nation. They are 4th in the country in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.1. The Spartans are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Buckeyes are 169th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.7. In terms of pace they are 297th in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 218th. As a team they are 186th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 145th in Division 1. Ohio State is 179th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 174th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 115. In terms of pace they are 200th in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 15th. As a team they are 11th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 195th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State -11
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