Ohio Bobcats vs Kentucky Wildcats Prediction, 11/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
TV: SEC Network
Rupp Arena is the location where the Kentucky Wildcats (2-1) will play the Ohio Bobcats (3-0) on Friday.
The Ohio Bobcats took the court against Robert Morris and earned the victory with a final of 85-71 in their last game. Ohio ended having earned a 46.4% FG percentage (32 of 69) and knocked down 8 of 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Bobcats made 13 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 92.9%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned 34 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning defense, Ohio let their opponent shoot 49.1% from the field on 27 out of 55 shooting. Robert Morris recorded 12 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. In addition, Robert Morris had 28 boards (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't have a block. Robert Morris finished shooting 73.3% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 15 attempts. They also converted 6 of their 17 attempts from distance. In regard to fouls, the Bobcats walked away with 10 while Robert Morris had 15 fouls.
Ben Vander Plas is a guy who had an impact for this contest. He finished the contest at 53.8% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins played and also pulled down 11 rebounds. He ended up with 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Ohio heads into this one with a record of 3-0 on the season. They turn it over 10.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 12.3 fouls per game. As a team, Ohio is grabbing 35.7 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 52 assists for the season, which has them ranked 86th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bobcats are hitting 38.3% on shots from downtown (36 of 94) and 83.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 81.3 pts per contest (88th in D-1) while going 44.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bobcats are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 15.3 fouls. They currently rank 263rd in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 44 surrendered for the season. The Bobcats are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.7% (76 of 170) and they relinquish 32.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are conceding 30.6% on three-point shots and they rank 192nd in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (69.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kentucky Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 80-55 when they played Mount St. Mary's. The Wildcats were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 35 in the game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. Mount St. Mary's had 7 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 8 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of those for a rate of 100.0%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Kentucky converted 4 out of their 10 attempts (40.0%). In all, the Wildcats finished 34 out of 64 from the floor which had them shooting 53.1%. The Wildcats allowed Mount St. Mary's to bury 18 out of their 53 tries from the field which had them sitting at 34.0% for this game. They went 31.6% from distance by hitting 6 out of 19 and ended up shooting 13 of 21 at the charity stripe (61.9%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Kentucky permitted Mount St. Mary's to pull down 20 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Oscar Tshiebwe was important for the Wildcats in the matchup. He converted 11 out of 14 for this game for a rate of 78.6%, and had 16 rebounds. He scored 24 points in his 33 minutes on the court and tallied 1 assist in this matchup.
Kentucky has a win-loss mark of 2-1 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Wildcats are connecting on 48.8% from the field, which has them ranked 68th in college basketball. Kentucky has totaled 251 points this year (83.7 per contest) and they average 42.7 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 18.0 times per contest (48th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.7 times per game. The Wildcats commit 15.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 81.5% from the charity stripe.
The Kentucky defense surrenders 25.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (14 of 54) and opponents are knocking down 69.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 8.7 assists and 29.0 boards every game, which is 38th and 30th in those categories. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 134th in D-1 in PPG given up with 64.7. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (169th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kentucky
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