Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue (+4)
The Purdue Boilermakers (10-5) go to Value City Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-3). The spread on this game has Ohio State as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 140.
Purdue heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 10-5 on the campaign. They cough up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.1 fouls per game. As a team, Purdue is pulling down 37.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 234 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 14th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Boilermakers are shooting 35.7% on shots from downtown (123 of 345) and 69.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 71.7 pts per game (190th in D-1) while going 45.3% from the field. Defensively, the Boilermakers are forcing 11.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are 333rd in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 218 conceded for the campaign. The Boilermakers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.6% (349 of 838) and they concede 31.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They are conceding 30.7% from beyond the arc and they rank 98th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (66.8).
The Purdue Boilermakers faced off with the Penn State Nittany Lions and notched a win by a score of 80-72 in their last contest. Purdue ended the contest with a 40.3% FG percentage (25 out of 62) and made 6 out of their 32 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Boilermakers knocked down 24 of their 33 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 43 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 12 assists in the matchup in addition to having 5 steals and 7 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Purdue let their opponent shoot 40.3% from the floor on 25 out of 62 shooting. Penn State doled out 11 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Nittany Lions snagged 43 boards (18 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Penn State finished the game at 61.5% when shooting free throws by making 8 of their 13 shots. They also converted 10 out of their 39 tries from beyond the arc.
Sasha Stefanovic is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also snagged 6 boards. Stefanovic shot 41.7% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that played a role in this game for the Boilermakers was Eric Hunter. He collected 4 rebounds and totaled 5 assists. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field for the matchup by going 4-of-8 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, Hunter played 31 minutes.
Ohio State has a win-loss mark of 11-3 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Buckeyes are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which has them ranked 148th in D-1. Ohio State has totaled 1,086 pts on the season (77.6 per contest) and they collect 38.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.1 times per contest (196th in D-1) and they are turning it over 10.1 times per contest. The Buckeyes are committing 17.1 fouls per game and they go 75.5% from the free throw line. The Buckeyes on the defensive side of the court are 120th in college basketball in PPG given up with 67.7. The Ohio State defense gives up 33.8% on three-point shots (104 of 308) and opponents are converting on 70.7% of their foul shots. They surrender 12.9 dimes and 32.8 boards every game, which ranks them 177th and 86th in college hoops. They are able to force 10.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (102nd in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Ohio State Buckeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 87-81 when they faced the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Buckeyes were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in this game. They turned away 2 shots while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Fighting Illini committed 20 fouls for the contest which took the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They were able to make 18 of those for a rate of 78.3%. In reference to shooting from distance, Ohio State made 11 of their 21 tries (52.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Buckeyes ended up going 29 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.7%. The Buckeyes allowed the Fighting Illini to make 29 out of their 60 attempts from the floor which had them at 48.3% for the contest. They finished 34.6% from three-point range by shooting 9 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 20 at the free throw line (70.0%). Regarding rebounding, Ohio State allowed Illinois to grab 28 in all (10 offensive).
E.J. Liddell ended up being a factor for the Buckeyes for this game. He made 10 of 16 for this contest for a rate of 62.5%, which gave him 26 points. Liddell grabbed 7 rebounds in his 27 minutes played and had 2 dimes for the matchup. Another guy that was pivotal for Ohio State was Duane Washington. He accumulated 11 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood by way of 3 of 10 shooting in the matchup. Washington wrapped this one up going 30.0% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Purdue (+4)
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