Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 11/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Eastern Illinois Panthers (0-3) are headed to Value City Arena on Wednesday where they will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0).
The Eastern Illinois Panthers took the court against Central Michigan and took a loss by a final of 76-60 in their last contest. Eastern Illinois wrapped up the game having earned a 31.0% FG percentage (18 out of 58) and buried 6 of 17 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Panthers buried 18 of their 35 tries for a rate of 51.4%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 36 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 8 dimes in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and having 10 steals. Regarding the defense, Eastern Illinois allowed their opponent to shoot 49.2% from the floor on 29 of 59 shooting. Central Michigan totaled 15 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Furthermore, Central Michigan snagged 44 rebounds (9 offensive, 35 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Central Michigan finished the game shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 18 attempts. They converted 6 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Panthers left the arena with 20 and Central Michigan accounted for 28 personal fouls.
Kinyon Hodges is a guy who was a factor in this game. He notched 10 points on 4 of 13 shooting. He played 34 mins and snagged 4 boards. He went 30.8% from the floor and earned 3 assists.
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Eastern Illinois enters this one with a win-loss record of 0-3 this season. They average 55.3 points per contest (355th in the nation) while hitting 33.1% from the field. The Panthers are connecting on 22.0% on three-point shots (11 of 50) and 55.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Eastern Illinois is pulling down 33.0 rebounds per game and has 24 dimes this season, which has them ranked 294th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Panthers are forcing 17.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.7 fouls. They give up 34.3% on 3-pointers while they are 254th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (72.3). The Panthers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.7% (76 of 170) and they concede 46.0 boards per game as a unit. They are 308th in college basketball in allowing assists with 43 relinquished so far this season.
When they last played, the Ohio State Buckeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 82-56 when they played Charleston Southern. With respect to cleaning up the glass, Ohio State allowed Charleston Southern to snag 27 in total (11 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 22.7% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 22 and finished the contest at 7 of 10 from the charity stripe (70.0%). The Buckeyes allowed Charleston Southern to convert 22 of their 65 attempts from the field which had them at 33.8% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Buckeyes finished 31 for 60 from the floor which had them at 51.7%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Ohio State buried 4 out of 15 attempts (26.7%). They were able to make 16 of them for a rate of 88.9%. Charleston Southern committed 13 fouls for the matchup which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for 18 shots. They also coughed it up 14 times, while recording 2 steals in the matchup. The Buckeyes pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in the game.
Zed Key was important for the Buckeyes in this game. He converted 8 out of 10 in this game for a rate of 80.0%, and added 13 rebounds. He earned 17 points in his 21 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist for this contest.
Ohio State has a record of 2-0 this season. When it comes to offense, the Buckeyes are connecting on 53.7% from the floor, which ranks 25th in the nation. Ohio State has totaled 173 points for the year (86.5 per game) and they grab 47.5 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 14.5 times per game (151st in the nation) and they cough up possession 14.0 times per game. The Buckeyes commit 12.5 fouls per game and they connect on 74.4% from the free throw line.
The Buckeyes defensively are ranked 34th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 54.5. They are able to force 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 32.8% from the floor (23rd in the country). The Ohio State defense surrenders 19.6% on 3-point shots (9 of 46) and their opponents are making 59.3% of their foul shots. They surrender 6.0 dimes and 27.5 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 7th and 26th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Eastern Illinois
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