West Virginia vs Ohio State College Basketball Game Picks 12/29/2019
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -8
The West Virginia Mountaineers head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 8 point favorites.
West Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-1. They currently have a point differential of 13.3 as they are averaging 75.5 points per contest while giving up 62.3 per game. Ohio State has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 79.2 points per game and surrendering 57.4, good for a point differential of 21.8.
Valuable West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-6-0 against the spread this season
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-2-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out indefinitely
Oscar Tshiebwe comes into this game averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 22.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Derek Culver averages 11.4 points per contest in 24.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 9.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kaleb Wesson scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 25.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. D.J. Carton averages 11.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 22.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
West Virginia averages 75.5 points per contest, which is 108th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 170th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 260th in the nation. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 139th with 14.2 per game. The Mountaineers allow 62.3 points per contest, which is 47th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 36% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 120th, and they allow 8.5 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 46th in the nation with 79.2 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 21.8. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the NCAA. They are 42nd in D-1 in rebounding with 40.1 boards per contest and 54th in assists per game with 15.8. The Buckeyes are 230th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Buckeyes give up 57.4 points per game, which ranks them 10th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 9.5 dimes allowed per game and 49th with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Buckeyes are 128th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Mountaineers are 114th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 102nd in the country with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 242nd. As a team they are 235th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 332nd in Division 1. West Virginia is 210th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 174th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 116.7. In terms of pace they are 281st in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 87th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's West Virginia/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take West Virginia +8
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