Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 3/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Oral Roberts (+17)
The Ohio State Buckeyes (21-9) host the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (16-10) at Mackey Arena on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. Oral Roberts opens this contest as 17-point underdogs. The total has been set at 154.5.
Oral Roberts heads into this game with a mark of 16-10 on the campaign. They cough up possession 11.5 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Oral Roberts is snagging 35.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 329 assists for the campaign, which ranks 147th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Golden Eagles are shooting 39.0% on shots from distance (294 of 753) and 82.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 81.8 points per contest (12th in Division 1) on 45.4% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Golden Eagles are able to force 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 193rd in D-1 in giving up assists with 312 relinquished this year. The Golden Eagles defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (707 of 1,637) and they surrender 39.0 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 34.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 293rd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (75.8).
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles faced the North Dakota State Bison and walked away with a win by a score of 75-72 in their last game. Oral Roberts ended the game with a 41.9% field goal percentage (26 out of 62) and converted 9 out of their 29 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Golden Eagles knocked down 14 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 82.4%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 33 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 14 dimes for the contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to defending, Oral Roberts let their opponent shoot 39.1% from the floor on 25 of 64 shooting. North Dakota State recorded 16 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. On top of that, North Dakota State pulled down 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 1 block. North Dakota State finished 78.9% from the free throw line by making 15 of their 19 tries. They converted 7 out of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Max Abmas is a player who was important for the contest. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes played and grabbed 4 boards. Abmas finished 41.2% from the floor and also recorded 7 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in the game for the Golden Eagles was Kevin Obanor. He pulled down 9 rebounds in his 28 min on the court. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field for the game by connecting on 8-of-13 (21 points). When the final whistle blew, Obanor accounted for 1 assist.
Ohio State has a record of 21-9 this year. Ohio State has tallied 2,320 pts this year (77.3 per game) and they collect 36.2 boards per game. The Buckeyes have committed 18.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.3% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Buckeyes are shooting 46.0% from the field, which has them ranked 79th in the country. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.0 times per contest (184th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 10.4 times per game. The Buckeyes defensively are ranked 202nd in college hoops in PPG allowed with 71.0. They are forcing 10.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (136th in college basketball). The Ohio State defense gives up 34.1% on 3-point attempts (227 of 665) and opponents are connecting on 70.6% of their free throw attempts. They concede 13.7 assists and 33.6 boards every game, which has them ranked 237th and 113th in Division 1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Ohio State Buckeyes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 91-88 when they played the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Buckeyes pulled down 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this game. They turned it over 8 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. The Fighting Illini were called for 23 fouls in this game which took the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to bury 22 of the free throw tries for a clip of 73.3%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Ohio State converted 8 of their 25 attempts (32.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Buckeyes went 29 out of 65 from the field which had them shooting 44.6%. The Buckeyes permitted the Fighting Illini to convert 29 out of 64 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.3% for this game. They shot 42.9% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 24 of 32 from the free throw line (75.0%). Concerning rebounding, Ohio State allowed Illinois to pull down 40 in all (13 on the offensive glass).
Duane Washington was important for the Buckeyes in this game. He made 12 out of 21 for this game for a rate of 57.1%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Washington racked up 32 points in his 40 mins on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Ohio State was Justice Sueing. He ended up walking away with no assists in 42 minutes played, and he put in 6 of 14 from the floor. Sueing wrapped this one up going 42.9% from the floor while also contributing 22 points and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oral Roberts (+17)
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