Ohio Bobcats vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 3/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (+6)
The Creighton Bluejays (21-8) host the Ohio Bobcats (17-7) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Monday in the NCAA Tournament. The odds on this game have Creighton as 6-point favorites. The total is set at 150.5.
Ohio will enter this contest with a mark of 17-7 on the campaign. They average 80.1 pts per game (22nd in the nation) on 48.7% from the field. The Bobcats are shooting 35.9% on shots from downtown (202 of 563) and 70.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Ohio is collecting 35.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 424 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 28th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a team they commit 15.8 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Bobcats have forced 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. The Bobcats defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.0% (619 of 1,408) and they concede 33.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 222nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 329 relinquished this season. They are surrendering 33.5% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 244th in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.6).
The Ohio Bobcats faced the Virginia Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 62-58 in their last game. Ohio ended with a 42.0% FG percentage (21 out of 50) and converted 7 of 23 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Bobcats converted 13 of 14 attempts for a rate of 92.9%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 12 dimes in the game in addition to creating 3 turnovers and having 1 steal. In relation to the defense, Ohio allowed their opponent to shoot 35.0% from the floor on 21 out of 60 shooting. Virginia distributed 10 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, Virginia collected 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Virginia finished shooting 80.0% at the charity stripe by converting 8 of their 10 shots. They also converted 8 of 31 shots from long range.
Ben Vander Plas is one guy who was a major factor in this contest. He left the arena with 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes played and also pulled down 5 boards. Plas ended up going 46.7% from the field and also earned 4 assists. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Bobcats was Ben Roderick. He had 2 rebounds in 31 min on the basketball court. He finished shooting 41.7% from the field for this game by going 5-of-12 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Roderick wasn't able to record an assist.
Creighton has a mark of 21-8 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bluejays are shooting 47.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 41st in the nation. Creighton has earned 2,218 points for the season (76.5 per contest) and they grab 35.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 16.0 times per game (28th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 11.0 times per contest. The Bluejays have committed 15.4 fouls per game and they connect on 64.1% from the charity stripe. The Bluejays on defense are ranked 111th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 68.1. The Creighton defense gives up 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc (219 of 688) and their opposition makes 70.8% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.8 dimes and 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks them 164th and 251st in college basketball. They are forcing 12.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.5% from the field (36th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays went home victorious with a score of 63-62 when they faced the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. The Bluejays were able to corral 21 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 8 times, while getting 4 steals in the matchup. The Gauchos had 16 personal fouls for the game which took the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 7 shots. They were able to bury 4 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 57.1%. When talking about three-point attempts, Creighton converted 7 out of 25 attempts (28.0%). In all, the Bluejays went 26 for 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.8%. The Bluejays permitted the Gauchos to convert 22 of their 57 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 38.6% in this contest. They finished 23.8% from beyond the arc by hitting 5 of 21 and finished the game at 13 out of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). When it comes to team rebounding, Creighton allowed UC Santa Barbara to snag 36 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Marcus Zegarowski was important for the Bluejays in the matchup. He made 7 of 11 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and added 2 rebounds. Zegarowski accumulated 17 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 8 assists for the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Creighton was Christian Bishop. He accumulated no assists in his 32 mins played, and he converted 6 of 8 from the floor. Bishop ended up shooting 75.0% from the field in addition to notching 15 points and 11 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Creighton (-6) and over 150.5 points
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