Ohio State vs Minnesota NCAA Basketball Tips 12/15/2019
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota +8.5
The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 8.5 point favorites.
Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-0. They currently have a point differential of 26.2 as they are averaging 80.9 points per contest while giving up 54.7 per game. Minnesota has an overall record of 4-5. They are averaging 70.1 points per game and surrendering 64.0, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-1-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-3-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-7-0 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/08/19 F Andre Wesson Eye is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Duane Washington Jr. averages 11.4 points per game in 22.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Marcus Carr averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 55%. Daniel Oturu averages 18.0 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 54.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in Division 1. They also allow a 33% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd, and they give up 8.4 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Ohio State averages 80.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 26.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 12th in D-1. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 293rd with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 64.0 points per contest, which ranks them 82nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 133rd and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 165th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 61st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Minnesota is 227th in the country with 70.1 points per game this year. They are 215th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They are 101st in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 45th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Golden Gophers are 217th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 120.1, which is ranked 2nd. They are 300th in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 92nd in D-1. Ohio State is 277th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 201st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 157th. They are 265th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 161st. As a unit they are 203rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +8.5
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