Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
The Wisconsin Badgers (8-1) are hitting the road to Value City Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (7-2).
The Wisconsin Badgers played Indiana and walked away with a win by a score of 64-59 in their last game. Wisconsin ended the contest having earned a 35.5% field goal percentage (22 out of 62) and converted 5 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Badgers knocked down 15 of 18 tries for a rate of 83.3%. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected a total of 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 assists in the matchup while forcing 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Regarding defense, Wisconsin let their opponent shoot 38.7% from the field on 24 out of 62 shooting. Indiana distributed 14 dimes and had 2 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Indiana had 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Indiana ended up shooting 46.2% at the free throw line by burying 6 of 13 shots. They also made 5 of their 13 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Badgers finished with 15 while Indiana totaled 19 fouls.
Jonathan Davis is one player who was a factor in this game. He finished shooting 47.1% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He saw the court for 37 minutes and pulled down 9 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 8 out of 17 shooting.
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Wisconsin enters this contest with a record of 8-1 so far this season. They are turning it over 8.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.2 fouls per contest. As a team, Wisconsin is collecting 37.2 boards per game and is sitting with 90 assists so far this year, which is 311th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Badgers are shooting 30.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (62 of 203) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. They average 69.9 points per outing (232nd in D-1) while connecting on 40.7% from the field.
On defense, the Badgers have forced 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.8 fouls. They are giving up 33.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 29th in college basketball in PPG allowed (59.1). The Badgers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 39.2% (195 of 497) and they relinquish 35.1 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 49th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 86 surrendered for the season.
When they last played, the Ohio State Buckeyes got the win with a final of 85-74 when they faced Towson. When discussing rebounding, Ohio State allowed Towson to collect 17 in all (4 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 42.9% from distance by shooting 12 out of 28 and finished the game at 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). The Buckeyes permitted Towson to make 24 out of 55 tries from the field which had them at 43.6% in this game. When this game wrapped up, the Buckeyes finished the game shooting 27 for 47 from the field which had them sitting at 57.4%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Ohio State converted 10 of 23 attempts (43.5%). They were able to convert 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 84.0%. Towson was called for 24 fouls in this game which got the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. The Buckeyes were able to collect 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 30 for this contest.
Kyle Young was important for the Buckeyes for the matchup. He scored 18 points in his 24 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist in this matchup. He made 6 of 7 in this game for a rate of 85.7%, and earned 2 rebounds.
Ohio State has a win-loss record of 7-2 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Buckeyes are shooting 49.0% from the field, which is 29th in the country. Ohio State has 684 pts for the campaign (76.0 per game) and they snag 34.8 boards per game. They are earning an assist 15.2 times per contest (72nd in college hoops) and they cough up possession 12.4 times per game. The Buckeyes commit 17.2 fouls every game and they hit 72.9% from the charity stripe.
The Ohio State defense allows 32.6% on 3-pointers (60 of 184) and their opposition makes 76.4% of their foul shots. They allow 10.0 dimes and 33.0 boards every game, which is ranked 45th and 109th in the country. The Buckeyes on defense are ranked 194th in the country in PPG surrendered with 68.9. They are forcing 11.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.6% from the field (107th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Ohio State
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