Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 12/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Youtube TV
Value City Arena is the site where the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-3) will meet the Alabama A&M Bulldogs (4-8) on Thursday.
The Alabama A&M Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against Vanderbilt and took a loss by a final of 70-62 in their last game. Alabama A&M ended the game with a 44.8% field goal percentage (26 of 58) and converted 6 out of their 15 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs knocked down 4 of 9 tries for a rate of 44.4%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 24 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 dimes for this contest while creating 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to defense, Alabama A&M allowed their opponent to shoot 38.6% from the field on 22 of 57 shooting. Vanderbilt earned 14 assists and had 6 steals in the game. Additionally, Vanderbilt grabbed 41 rebounds (17 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Vanderbilt finished the contest at 78.3% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 23 attempts. They buried 8 of 34 tries from three-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up finishing with 17 while Vanderbilt recorded 11 personal fouls.
Messiah Thompson is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. He totaled 15 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and also pulled down 1 rebound. He finished the game shooting 40.0% from the floor and also totaled 6 assists.
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Alabama A&M heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 4-8 on the year. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.7 fouls every game. As a team, Alabama A&M is grabbing 32.0 boards per game and is sitting with 170 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 197th in the nation in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are shooting 41.0% on shots from distance (98 of 239) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 72.9 points per outing (168th in college hoops) while hitting 44.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Bulldogs are forcing 17.2 turnovers per game and they draw 15.5 fouls. They concede 37.1% on shots from downtown while they are 328th in college hoops in PPG allowed (75.7). The Bulldogs are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.1% (311 of 705) and they concede 39.0 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 245th in college hoops in allowing assists with 171 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Ohio State Buckeyes went home victorious with a score of 95-61 when they faced Maine. The Buckeyes collected 28 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 37 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. Maine was called for 13 personal fouls for this contest which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Regarding three-point attempts, Ohio State made 8 of their 19 attempts (42.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Buckeyes finished 41 out of 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 61.2%. The Buckeyes allowed Maine to make 25 of their 64 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 39.1% in this matchup. They went 24.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 6 from the free throw line (83.3%). When talking about rebounding, Ohio State permitted Maine to pull down 19 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Brice Sensabaugh ended up being a major contributor for the Buckeyes in this game. He had 19 points in his 25 minutes on the court and accounted for 7 assists in the game. He buried 8 of 12 for the contest for a rate of 66.7%, and added 7 rebounds.
Ohio State has a mark of 8-3 so far this year. The Buckeyes commit 15.3 fouls per contest while shooting 75.1% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per game (166th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per game. Ohio State has tallied 890 pts this season (80.9 per game) and they snag 40.4 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Buckeyes are hitting on 49.1% from the field, which has them ranked 32nd in the country.
The Ohio State defense gives up 26.7% on shots from beyond the arc (60 of 225) and opponents are connecting on 71.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.4 assists and 31.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 99th and 42nd in those categories. The Buckeyes on defense are ranked 101st in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 65.6. They are able to force 11.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (88th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ohio State
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