Ohio State at Purdue Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 11 point favorites.
Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 64.5 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 21-7. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 12-16-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 13-14-1 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-13-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Kaleb Wesson comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 25.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 73%. C.J. Jackson averages 12.3 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Carsen Edwards scores 23.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Ryan Cline averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 70.8 points per contest, which is 234th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 162nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They average 34.6 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 221st and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 213th with 12.8 per game. The Buckeyes allow 64.5 points per contest, which is 28th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 43rd and 65th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 70th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 33rd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 86th in the nation with 76.4 points per contest this season. They are 161st in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.2. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 79th in the NCAA. They are 115th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 116th in assists per game with 14.2. The Boilermakers are 325th in turnovers per contest with 10.9. The Boilermakers give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 67th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 86th and 204th in those defensive statistics. They rank 138th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 31st with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 182nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Buckeyes are 137th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 294th in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 142nd. As a team they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 146th in Division 1. Ohio State is 132nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 329th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 114. In terms of pace they are 311th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 92nd. As a team they are 92nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State +11
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