Ohio Bobcats vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 3/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (+2)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where and the Buffalo Bulls (16-7) will take on the Ohio Bobcats (15-7) on Saturday. Ohio opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs. The total has been set at 157.5.
Ohio will enter this game with a win-loss record of 15-7 for the season. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Ohio is pulling down 34.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 395 dimes so far this year, which is 34th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Bobcats are connecting on 35.6% from downtown (187 of 525) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 80.7 points per contest (18th in the country) while hitting 48.8% from the field. Defensively, the Bobcats have forced 14.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 199th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 312 relinquished so far this year. The Bobcats defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.9% (576 of 1,284) and they concede 33.3 boards per game as a group. They concede 34.2% from 3-point land and they are ranked 261st in college basketball in opponents PPG (73.5).
The Ohio Bobcats stepped onto the hardwood against the Toledo Rockets and took home the win by a score of 87-80 in their last game. Ohio ended the game having earned a 48.6% FG percentage (35 of 72) and converted 9 of their 25 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Bobcats knocked down 8 of 14 shots for a percentage of 57.1%. Concerning rebounding, they earned 38 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists in this matchup while creating 12 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With respect to defense, Ohio let their opponent shoot 47.7% from the field on 31 out of 65 shooting. Toledo distributed 10 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In addition, Toledo snagged 30 boards (10 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Toledo finished the contest at 85.7% from the free throw line by making 12 of their 14 tries. They also knocked down 6 of 29 tries from 3-point land.
Jason Preston is a player who played a role for this game. He left the arena with 27 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and totaled 5 rebounds. Preston finished 57.9% from the field and recorded 5 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Bobcats was Ben Vander Plas. He pulled down 8 rebounds in his 39 minutes played. He finished the game shooting 61.1% from the field for this game by connecting on 11-of-18 (26 points). When the final whistle blew, Plas tallied 7 assists.
Buffalo has a mark of 16-7 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Bulls are shooting 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 67th in college basketball. Buffalo has 1,892 pts for the campaign (82.3 per contest) and they collect 44.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 16.4 times per contest (21st in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. The Bulls are committing 17.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 66.9% from the free throw line. The Bulls on the defensive side of the court are 240th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 72.3. They relinquish 12.7 assists and 35.5 total boards per game, which is ranked 158th and 211th in the country. The Buffalo defense concedes 27.6% on 3-point shots (136 of 492) and their opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (60th in D-1).
For their last game, the Buffalo Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 81-74 when they played the Akron Zips. The Bulls snagged 30 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive rebounds totaling 48 for this game. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 9 steals for the game. The Zips committed 18 fouls in the game which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 42.1%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Buffalo buried 7 out of their 16 tries (43.8%). In all, the Bulls ended up shooting 33 out of 70 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1%. The Bulls permitted the Zips to make 30 out of 77 tries from the field which had them shooting 39.0% for this game. They went 23.1% from three-point range by connecting on 6 out of 26 and finished the contest at 8 of 9 at the free throw line (88.9%). Concerning how they rebounded, Buffalo permitted Akron to get 37 in total (15 offensive).
Jeenathan Williams ended up being a factor for the Bulls for this game. He converted 10 of 14 for the contest for a field goal rate of 71.4%, and earned 5 rebounds. Williams recorded 26 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and earned 4 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Buffalo was Ronaldo Segu. He ended up finishing with 4 assists in 41 minutes played, and he knocked down 7 of 14 from the floor. Segu ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor while contributing 18 points and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ohio (+2)
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