Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/12/2020
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -6.5
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 6.5 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 70.6 points per contest while giving up 61.4 per game. Ohio State has an overall mark of 15-8. They are averaging 71.6 points per contest and giving up 61.6, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 15-7-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-12-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Akwasi Yeboah averages 10.3 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Ron Harper Jr. comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Duane Washington Jr. averages 10.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Kaleb Wesson averages 14.0 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 95th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 121st, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 152nd place in the NCAA. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in the nation. Rutgers averages 70.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 198th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 329th in D-1. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes surrender 61.6 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 207th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 52nd with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 99th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Ohio State is 165th in the country with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 107th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the nation. They are 102nd in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 114th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Buckeyes are 175th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Scarlet Knights are 152nd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 244th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 219th. As a team they are 258th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 309th in Division 1. Rutgers is 249th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 118th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes are 72nd in the country in offensive rating with 107.1. In terms of pace they are 295th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 55th. As a team they are 45th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 76th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -6.5
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