Ohio State vs Northwestern predictions 1/26/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern +6
The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 6 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 61.6 per contest. Northwestern has an overall mark of 6-12. They are averaging 66.7 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-9-1 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-7-1 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out for season
01/15/20 F Justice Sueing Foot is out for season
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
Duane Washington Jr. averages 11.4 points per game in 22.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Pat Spencer averages 11.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Miller Kopp averages 13.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 168th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 95th in the nation. Ohio State averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 132nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 86th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 18th in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 84th and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 146th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 134th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 133rd and 161st in those defensive statistics. They rank 324th with 15.6 assists allowed per contest, and 199th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 16th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game. Northwestern is 295th in the country with 66.7 points per game this year. They are 241st in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 227th in the nation. They are 250th in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game and 120th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Wildcats are 338th in turnovers per game with 10.9.
The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 55th. They are 272nd in college basketball in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 45th. As a unit they are 34th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 74th in D-1. Ohio State is 100th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 315th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 99.7, which is ranked 218th. They are 301st in D-1 in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 262nd. As a unit they are 245th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 252nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern +6
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