Belmont Bruins vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 11/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Belmont Bruins vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Convocation Center (OH) in Athens, OH
Convocation Center (OH) is the location where the Ohio Bobcats (17-8 last season) will take on the Belmont Bruins (26-4 last year) on Tuesday.
The Belmont Bruins faced the Morehead State Eagles and ended up losing by a score of 86-71 in their last game. Belmont wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.8% FG percentage (28 of 64) and converted 10 of 29 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Bruins knocked down 5 of their 8 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. With regard to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 26 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 17 dimes in the matchup while creating 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about defense, Belmont let their opponent shoot 54.1% from the field on 33 of 61 shooting. Morehead State earned 15 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. Moreover, Morehead State collected 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't have a block. Morehead State finished shooting 91.7% from the free throw line by converting 11 of 12 attempts. They buried 9 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Bruins walked away with 15 while the Eagles recorded 9 fouls.
Nick Muszynski is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He shot 66.7% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. He played for 27 mins and also collected 4 rebounds. He accumulated 23 points on 10 of 15 shooting.
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Belmont will play this game after finishing with a win-loss mark of 26-4 last year. They lost possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 14.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Belmont grabbed 35.7 boards per game and totaled 547 assists last year, which ranked 3rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Bruins shot 34.4% on shots from downtown (271 of 787) and 73.8% from the free throw line. They averaged 81.3 pts per contest (13th in the nation) on 48.9% from the floor.
When they were on defense, the Bruins forced 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.3 fouls. They were ranked 308th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 386 relinquished throughout last year. The Bruins gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.6% (773 of 1,813) and they relinquished 35.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They relinquished 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they were 139th in the nation in PPG allowed (69.1).
In their last game, the Ohio Bobcats walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 72-58 against the Creighton Bluejays. The Bobcats were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in the matchup. They turned it over 14 times, while recording 5 steals for the contest. The Bluejays had 16 fouls in the matchup which got the Bobcats to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of them for a rate of 56.3%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Ohio made 7 of 30 attempts (23.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bobcats went 21 for 66 from the floor which had them shooting 31.8%. The Bobcats allowed the Bluejays to bury 27 of 60 tries from the floor which had them at 45.0% for this game. They finished 42.9% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 21 and finished the game at 9 of 13 from the charity stripe (69.2%). In reference to rebounding, Ohio allowed Creighton to get 35 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Dwight Wilson ended up being a major contributor for the Bobcats for this contest. He racked up 12 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He converted 5 of 8 for the game for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and had 9 rebounds.
Ohio had a record of 17-8 last season. In terms of offensive execution, the Bobcats shot 47.9% from the field, which ranked them 34th in Division 1. Ohio totaled 1,980 pts over the course of last year (79.2 per game) and they grabbed 35.3 rebounds per game. They dished out assists 17.4 times per game (9th in college basketball) and they turned it over 12.0 times per contest. The Bobcats were responsible for committing 15.8 fouls per contest and they connected on 70.3% from the free throw line.
The Bobcats were ranked 242nd in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 72.6. They were able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 44.0% from the floor (206th in Division 1). The Ohio defense gave up 33.8% on shots from distance (197 of 583) and their opponents connected on 76.0% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 13.8 assists and 33.6 rebounds every game, ranking them 239th and 109th in those categories.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Belmont
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