Ohio State vs Michigan State Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/8/2020
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -6.5
The Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Breslin Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 6.5 point favorites.
Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 72.2 points per game while giving up 62.4 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 21-9. They are averaging 75.8 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 11.2.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 18-11-1 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out for season
03/07/20 F Kyle Young Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Michigan State
03/07/20 F Alonzo Gaffney Illness is questionable Sunday vs Michigan State
01/31/20 G D.J. Carton Academics is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Justice Sueing Foot is out for season
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
Duane Washington Jr. averages 11.3 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Kaleb Wesson comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Xavier Tillman averages 13.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Cassius Winston averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 163rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd, and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 39th place in the NCAA. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 101st in the nation. Ohio State averages 72.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 143rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 135th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 19th in D-1. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 100th and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 204th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 48th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 204th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 95th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 20th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game. Michigan State is 54th in the country with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 57th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 90th in the nation. They are 8th in the country in rebounding with 40.7 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 17.7. The Spartans are 218th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Buckeyes have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 48th. They are 292nd in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 65th. As a unit they are 44th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 72nd in D-1. Ohio State is 153rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 228th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 32nd. They are 155th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 60th. As a unit they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 181st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -6.5
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