Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/15/2020
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -4.5
The Purdue Boilermakers head to Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 4.5 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 14-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 69.3 points per game while giving up 61.8 per contest. Ohio State has an overall record of 16-8. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-14-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 13-10-1 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out for season
01/31/20 G D.J. Carton Personal is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Justice Sueing Foot is out for season
Trevion Williams comes into this game averaging 11.2 points per contest while playing 21.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 45%. Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.5 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kaleb Wesson scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Duane Washington Jr. averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 69.3 points per contest, which is 240th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 221st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 93rd in the nation. They average 36.3 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 107th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 319th with 11.3 per game. The Boilermakers allow 61.8 points per contest, which is 21st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 35th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 214th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 165th in the nation with 71.6 points per contest this season. They are 110th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the NCAA. They are 108th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.9 boards per contest and 113th in assists per game with 13.9. The Buckeyes are 178th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Buckeyes give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 18th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 221st in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 47th with 31.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Buckeyes are 96th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Boilermakers are 106th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.9. In terms of pace they are 342nd in the country with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 212th. As a team they are 264th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 207th in Division 1. Purdue is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 123rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes are 63rd in the country in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 302nd in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 57th. As a team they are 43rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 70th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue +4.5
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