Minnesota vs Ohio State predictions 1/23/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -7.5
The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 7.5 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 10-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Ohio State has an overall mark of 12-6. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest and giving up 61.6, which is a point differential of 12.4.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-6-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out indefinitely
01/22/20 F Alonzo Gaffney Knee is questionable Thursday vs Minnesota
01/15/20 F Justice Sueing Foot is out for season
Marcus Carr averages 16.1 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Daniel Oturu comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Duane Washington Jr. averages 11.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 22.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kaleb Wesson averages 14.7 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 117th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 116th and 220th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 169th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 194th place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 38th in the nation. Minnesota averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 138th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 203rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 186th in D-1. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 43rd and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 250th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 61.6 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 168th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 10.1 assists allowed per contest, and 46th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 120th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Ohio State is 114th in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 84th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.4. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the nation. They are 86th in the country in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game and 98th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Buckeyes are 142nd in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Golden Gophers are 86th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.2. In terms of pace they are 283rd in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 167th. As a team they are 166th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 76th in Division 1. Minnesota is 257th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 107th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes are 47th in the country in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 261st in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 38th. As a team they are 27th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 64th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -7.5
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