Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+6.5)
The Ohio State Buckeyes (16-4) play the Indiana Hoosiers (11-8) at Value City Arena on Saturday. The spread on this game has Ohio State as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 140.
Indiana enters this game with a mark of 11-8 on the season. The Hoosiers are shooting 34.6% on shots from distance (121 of 350) and 66.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 72.8 pts per game (147th in D-1) while shooting 44.5% from the floor. They are turning it over 11.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 35.9 boards per game and has accounted for 275 dimes this year, which has them ranked 59th in Division 1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Hoosiers are able to force 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.2 fouls. They are ranked 189th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 221 conceded on the year. The Hoosiers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.7% (454 of 1,089) and they concede 35.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They relinquish 33.7% from beyond the arc and they rank 147th in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.7).
The Indiana Hoosiers played the Northwestern Wildcats and walked away with a win by a score of 79-76 in their last contest. Indiana finished having earned a 35.5% FG percentage (22 of 62) and buried 8 out of their 24 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Hoosiers buried 27 of their 38 attempts for a percentage of 71.1%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 40 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 17 assists for the matchup while having 9 steals and 2 rejections. When talking about defense, Indiana allowed 35.5% from the field on 22 of 62 shooting. Northwestern recorded 16 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Wildcats totaled 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Northwestern finished the game shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by making 8 of their 12 tries. They made 10 of their 30 attempts from distance.
Aljami Durham is a guy who was a factor in the game. He left the arena with 24 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins and also collected 2 boards. Durham finished 41.7% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Hoosiers was Armaan Franklin. He grabbed 5 rebounds and also had 3 assists. He finished the game at 40.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 6-of-15 (23 points). When the final whistle was blown, Franklin was on the court for 44 min.
Ohio State has a win-loss record of 16-4 for the year. The Buckeyes are responsible for committing 17.8 fouls per contest and they go 76.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.9 times per game (204th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 10.3 times per contest. Ohio State has 1,549 points on the season (77.5 per game) and they pull down 37.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Buckeyes are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks 109th in the country. The Buckeyes defensively are ranked 131st in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 68.4. They surrender 12.5 dimes and 33.1 boards per contest, ranking them 143rd and 94th in college hoops. The Ohio State defense gives up 33.1% on shots from 3-point land (149 of 450) and opponents are connecting on 70.9% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (84th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Ohio State Buckeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 73-65 against the Maryland Terrapins. The Buckeyes collected 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 27 in the game. They also blocked 5 shots while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Terrapins had 14 personal fouls for this contest which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 86.7%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Ohio State knocked down 10 out of their 26 tries (38.5%). Overall, the Buckeyes walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 56 from the field which had them at 44.6%. The Buckeyes allowed the Terrapins to convert 22 of 55 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.0% for the matchup. They shot 26.3% from distance by connecting on 5 of 19 and ended up shooting 16 out of 18 at the free throw line (88.9%). With respect to rebounding, Ohio State permitted Maryland to snag 31 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Kyle Young was important for the Buckeyes for this game. He converted 7 out of 12 for this game for a field goal rate of 58.3%, which earned him 18 points. Young snagged 4 boards in his 34 mins and accumulated 2 assists for the matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Ohio State was Duane Washington. He ended up walking away with 18 points in 31 minutes played by way of 7 out of 15 shooting for the matchup. Washington finished going 46.7% from the floor and also earning 4 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+6.5)
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