Penn State at Ohio State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Value City Arena
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Value City Arena to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 6.5 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-14. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 68.0 points per game while giving up 68.6 per contest. Ohio State has an overall mark of 14-7. They are averaging 73.2 points per contest and giving up 65.1, which is a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-10-1 against the over/under
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/07/18 C Micah Potter Transferred is out for season
Lamar Stevens comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Rasir Bolton averages 11.8 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kaleb Wesson averages 15.3 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. C.J. Jackson averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 68.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 293rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 324th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 112th and 264th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 235th with 12.6 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 109th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 232nd and 297th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 178th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 116th place in Division 1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 175th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 108th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 109th in the nation. They are 225th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game, and 95th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Buckeyes are 237th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Buckeyes surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 34th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 120th in those defensive statistics. They rank 38th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 68th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 157th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 98.9, which is ranked 285th. They are 266th in college basketball in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 325th. As a unit they are 329th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in D-1. Penn State is 228th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 177th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 108.2, which is ranked 87th. They are 283rd in D-1 in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 98th. As a unit they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -6.5
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