Purdue vs Ohio State Predictions, College Basketball Picks 3/12/2020
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -1
The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 1 point favorites.
Purdue heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-15. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 68.2 points per contest while giving up 62.6 per game. Ohio State has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 62.9, which is a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-17-1 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-14-1 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 18-12-1 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-17-0 against the over/under
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
03/11/20 F Kyle Young Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Purdue
03/11/20 F Alonzo Gaffney Illness is questionable Thursday vs Purdue
01/31/20 G D.J. Carton Academics is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Justice Sueing Foot is out for season
Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Trevion Williams comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 21.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 48%.
Duane Washington Jr. averages 11.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kaleb Wesson averages 14.0 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 70th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 205th place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in the nation. Purdue averages 68.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 266th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 276th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 198th in D-1. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 101st and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 62.9 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 153rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 10.9 assists allowed per contest, and 33rd with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 93rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. Ohio State is 140th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 129th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the nation. They are 106th in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game and 162nd in assists per contest with 13.3. The Buckeyes are 215th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Boilermakers are 147th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9. In terms of pace they are 337th in the country with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 275th. As a team they are 306th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 214th in Division 1. Purdue is 300th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 162nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes are 49th in the country in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 291st in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 66th. As a team they are 44th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 84th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State -1
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