Ohio State vs Maryland Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/7/2020
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Xfinity Center in College Park, MD
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland -2
The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Xfinity Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 2 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.8 as they are averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 58.4 per contest. Maryland has an overall record of 12-2. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 13.6.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
12/29/19 F Kyle Young Appendectomy is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhel Mitchell Left Team is out for season
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
12/09/19 C Chol Marial Leg is out indefinitely
Duane Washington Jr. averages 11.8 points per game in 22.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 26.7 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 40% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Jalen Smith averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Anthony Cowan averages 16.4 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 58.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 49th, and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 135th in the nation. Ohio State averages 76.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 87th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 10th in D-1. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 51st and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins surrender 61.8 points per contest, which ranks them 38th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 145th in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 113th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 149th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Maryland is 105th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 283rd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 13.6. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 290th in the nation. They are 5th in the country in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 232nd in assists per contest with 12.7. The Terrapins are 272nd in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 112.3, which is ranked 14th. They are 287th in college basketball in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 15th. As a unit they are 6th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 68th in D-1. Ohio State is 110th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 304th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 84th in the country in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 150th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 277th. As a team they are 212th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 140th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland -2
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