Ohio State at Northwestern Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 1 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 18-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. Northwestern has an overall mark of 12-17. They are averaging 66.0 points per contest and giving up 65.1, which is a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-17-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-14-1 against the over/under
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-15-2 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-18-1 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
03/05/19 F Kaleb Wesson Suspension missed last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Northwestern
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. Jackson averages 11.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Andre Wesson comes into this contest averaging 8.8 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Dererk Pardon averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Vic Law averages 15.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 63rd and 92nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 123rd in the nation. Ohio State averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 176th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 171st in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 232nd and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 222nd with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 34th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 103rd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 13.1 assists allowed per contest, and 218th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 101st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Northwestern is 319th in the country with 66.0 points per game this year. They are 339th in the D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 315th in the nation. They are 273rd in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game and 120th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Wildcats are 313th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Buckeyes are 149th in the nation in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 165th. As a team they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 143rd in Division 1. Ohio State is 151st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 295th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 305th in the country in offensive rating with 97.9. In terms of pace they are 285th in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 331st. As a team they are 321st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 127th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern -1
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