Akron Zips vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 11/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Value City Arena is the location where the Ohio State Buckeyes (21-10 last season) will meet the Akron Zips (15-8 last year) on Tuesday.
The Akron Zips faced off with the Buffalo Bulls and took a loss by a score of 81-74 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Zips walked away with 18 and the Bulls accounted for 17 personal fouls. They knocked down 7 of 16 attempts from beyond the arc. Buffalo finished the contest at 42.1% when shooting free throws by burying 8 of their 19 tries. In addition, Buffalo totaled 48 rebounds (18 offensive, 30 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Buffalo earned 14 assists and had 9 steals in the matchup. When talking about defending, Akron allowed their opponent to shoot 47.1% from the field on 33 of 70 shooting. They also dished out 13 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 2 steals. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 37 with 15 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Zips knocked down 8 of their 9 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. Akron walked away from the game with a 39.0% FG percentage (30 out of 77) and made 6 of their 26 three-point attempts.
Enrique Freeman is one guy who played a role for the game. He finished 44.4% from the floor and earned 1 assist. He played for 30 minutes and totaled 14 boards. He left the arena with 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting.
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Akron heads into this game after finishing with a mark of 15-8 last season. They lost possession via turnover 11.8 times per game and as a team committed 18.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Akron pulled down 38.9 boards per game and had 305 assists over the course of last year, which ranked 191st in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Zips shot 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (217 of 652) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They averaged 78.2 points per outing (36th in D-1) while connecting on 44.4% from the floor.
Defensively, the Zips were able to force their opponents into 11.9 turnovers per game and they drew 18.3 fouls. They were ranked 116th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 279 surrendered over the course of last year. The Zips defense gave up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (621 of 1,435) and they relinquished 36.4 rebounds per game as a group. They surrendered 31.1% on shots from distance and they were ranked 232nd in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (72.2).
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes took a loss by a final score of 75-72 when they faced the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. The Buckeyes recorded 34 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in the game. They also coughed it up 16 times, while earning 2 steals for this contest. The Golden Eagles committed 16 personal fouls in this game which took the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 50.0%. In regard to three-point shots, Ohio State converted 5 out of their 23 attempts (21.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Buckeyes ended up going 29 out of 67 from the field which had them at 43.3%. The Buckeyes permitted the Golden Eagles to bury 25 out of their 70 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 35.7% in the matchup. They went 31.4% from three-point range by shooting 11 out of 35 and finished the game at 14 of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Ohio State permitted Oral Roberts to collect 30 in all (8 on the offensive side).
E.J. Liddell pitched in for the Buckeyes for the matchup. He made 10 of 15 for the contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and totaled 14 rebounds. He racked up 23 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 5 dimes in this game.
Ohio State had a record of 21-10 last year. The Buckeyes committed 18.4 personal fouls every game and they went 75.6% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 13.1 times per game (177th in college basketball) and they turned the ball over 10.6 times per contest. Ohio State totaled 2,392 points throughout last season (77.2 per game) and they snagged 36.6 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Buckeyes connected on 45.9% from the floor, which ranked 83rd in the nation.
The Ohio State defense gave up 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (238 of 700) and their opposition made 70.8% of their free throw shots. They gave up 13.7 assists and 33.6 rebounds every game, ranking them 233rd and 107th in college basketball. The Buckeyes defensively were ranked 201st in college basketball in PPG allowed with 71.1. They forced their opponents into 10.1 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 42.1% from the floor (107th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Ohio State
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