Wisconsin vs Ohio State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/3/2020
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Friday, January 3, 2020
Location: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -11
The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday, January 3, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 11 point favorites.
Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 69.0 points per contest while giving up 60.5 per game. Ohio State has an overall mark of 11-2. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 58.2, which is a point differential of 19.5.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-3-0 against the spread
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/22/19 F Micah Potter Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
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
Nate Reuvers comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. D'Mitrik Trice averages 10.6 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kaleb Wesson averages 14.2 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Duane Washington Jr. averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin averages 69.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 244th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 173rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 152nd in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 257th and 264th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 332nd with 11.3 per game. The Badgers allow 60.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 114th and 259th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 50th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 46th place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 53rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State is 68th in the country with 77.6 points per game this year. They are 31st in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 19.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the nation. They are 37th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game, and 66th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Buckeyes are 168th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Buckeyes surrender 58.2 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in D-1. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 9.4 assists allowed per contest and 46th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Buckeyes are 146th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Badgers are 107th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.3. In terms of pace they are 340th in the country with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 116th. As a team they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 37th in Division 1. Wisconsin is 279th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 130th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 113.6. In terms of pace they are 269th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 15th. As a team they are 6th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 72nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Ohio State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -11
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