Duke Blue Devils vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 11/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
The Duke Blue Devils (7-0) are hitting the road to Value City Arena on Tuesday where they will attempt to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes (4-2).
The Duke Blue Devils faced Gonzaga and notched a win by a score of 84-81 in their last contest. Duke walked away from the contest with a 46.3% FG percentage (31 of 67) and made 7 out of their 23 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Blue Devils made 15 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 29 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In regard to the defense, Duke allowed 53.1% from the field on 34 of 64 shooting. Gonzaga recorded 22 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, Gonzaga snagged 41 boards (8 offensive, 33 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Gonzaga finished the game shooting 63.6% from the charity stripe by converting 7 of their 11 shots. They also knocked down 6 out of their 21 attempts from 3-point range. Concerning fouls, the Blue Devils finished with 15 while Gonzaga finished the game with 24 fouls.
Mark Williams is a guy who was a factor for the matchup. He totaled 17 points on 8 out of 9 shooting. He played 28 mins played and also snagged 9 rebounds. He finished shooting 88.9% from the field but didn't record a dime.
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Duke comes into this matchup with a record of 7-0 for the campaign. They are averaging 85.6 points per contest (18th in college hoops) on 48.7% from the floor. The Blue Devils are hitting 33.1% from downtown (56 of 169) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Duke is pulling down 39.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 128 assists for the campaign, which is 12th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 8.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 12.7 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Blue Devils are able to force 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 fouls. They are conceding 31.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 111th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (64.6). The Blue Devils are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.3% (183 of 443) and they relinquish 34.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 334th in D-1 in giving up assists with 106 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes took a loss by a final score of 71-68 against Florida. Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Ohio State allowed Florida to collect 32 in total (15 on the offensive side). They finished 28.6% from distance via 4 of 14 and ended up shooting 23 out of 33 at the free throw line (69.7%). The Buckeyes permitted Florida to convert 22 out of 60 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 36.7% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Buckeyes finished shooting 25 for 47 from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.2%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Ohio State converted 5 of their 19 attempts (26.3%). They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 65.0%. Florida was called for 20 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for 20 tries. They gave up possession 17 times, while earning 5 steals in this matchup. The Buckeyes were able to pull down 24 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this contest.
E.J. Liddell ended up being a factor for the Buckeyes for the matchup. He buried 7 of 11 in this game for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. He earned 23 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this matchup.
Ohio State has a win-loss record of 4-2 for the season. The Buckeyes are committing 17.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 73.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.7 times per contest (61st in the country) and they are giving up possession 12.3 times per game. Ohio State has accumulated 452 pts so far this year (75.3 per game) and they pull down 35.7 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Buckeyes are shooting 47.6% from the floor, which is 65th in the nation.
The Ohio State defense concedes 31.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (39 of 125) and opponents are connecting on 74.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 8.3 assists and 35.2 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 12th and 207th in the country. The Buckeyes are ranked 198th in the country in points given up per game with 69.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the field (98th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Duke
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