Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/9/2020
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin -1
The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 1 point favorites.
Ohio State heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-7. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 61.2 per game. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 13-10. They are averaging 65.6 points per contest and giving up 61.9, which is a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-13-1 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out for season
02/06/20 G Luther Muhammad Shoulder left last game, is questionable
01/31/20 G D.J. Carton Personal is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Justice Sueing Foot is out for season
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
01/29/20 G Kobe King Left Team is out for season
Duane Washington Jr. averages 11.1 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
D'Mitrik Trice averages 9.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Nate Reuvers averages 13.8 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 185th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 55th, and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 106th in the nation. Ohio State averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 148th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 16th in D-1. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 94th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 180th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 61.9 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 230th in those defensive statistics. They rank 69th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 139th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 22nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Wisconsin is 309th in the country with 65.6 points per game this year. They are 262nd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 202nd in the nation. They are 251st in the country in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game and 285th in assists per contest with 11.7. The Badgers are 344th in turnovers per game with 10.3.
The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 107.7, which is ranked 59th. They are 287th in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 45th. As a unit they are 40th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 78th in D-1. Ohio State is 124th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 323rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 178th. They are 341st in D-1 in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 218th. As a unit they are 204th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 43rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin -1
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