Iowa Hawkeyes vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
The Ohio State Buckeyes (16-6) will try to defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes (17-7) at Value City Arena on Saturday.
The Iowa Hawkeyes took the court against Nebraska and earned the victory with a final of 98-75 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Hawkeyes ended up with 16 and Nebraska recorded 15 personal fouls. They also made 7 of 25 shots from distance. Nebraska ended up shooting 87.5% when shooting free throws by making 14 of 16 shots. In addition, Nebraska had 33 boards (5 offensive, 28 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Nebraska recorded 18 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. With regard to the defense, Iowa allowed 43.5% from the floor on 27 of 62 shooting. They also recorded 19 dimes in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 10 steals. With regard to rebounding, they compiled 39 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawkeyes knocked down 10 of 12 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Iowa ended the game with a 51.3% FG percentage (39 out of 76) and buried 10 out of their 28 three-point shots.
Keegan Murray is a player who played a role for the matchup. He was able to score 37 points on 15 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 mins played and pulled down 6 boards. He shot 71.4% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Iowa will take the court with a record of 17-7 on the season. They average 84.0 pts per game (4th in the nation) while going 46.3% from the field. The Hawkeyes are shooting 35.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (214 of 608) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Iowa is collecting 37.2 boards per game and is sitting with 393 assists this season, which is 45th in the nation in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 8.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.1 fouls per game.
On defense, the Hawkeyes are forcing 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are ranked 236th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 334 relinquished this season. The Hawkeyes defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (625 of 1,442) and they relinquish 36.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They concede 33.5% on three-point shots and they are 247th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (71.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Ohio State Buckeyes got the victory with a final of 70-45 against Minnesota. In reference to how they rebounded, Ohio State permitted Minnesota to pull down 27 overall (5 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 26.3% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 19 and finished the game at 8 of 11 at the charity stripe (72.7%). The Buckeyes permitted Minnesota to convert 16 of their 52 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 30.8% for the matchup. In all, the Buckeyes ended up going 27 for 55 from the field which had them sitting at 49.1%. In regard to shots from distance, Ohio State knocked down 10 of 23 attempts (43.5%). They were able to convert 6 of them for a percentage of 60.0%. Minnesota earned 12 fouls in this contest which took the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for 10 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 3 steals for the matchup. The Buckeyes snagged 29 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this matchup.
E.J. Liddell ended up having an impact for the Buckeyes for the game. He accumulated 16 points in his 35 minutes on the court and added 2 dimes in this game. He buried 6 of 11 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and totaled 10 rebounds.
Ohio State has a win-loss record of 16-6 on the year. As an offense, the Buckeyes are connecting on 47.9% from the floor, which is ranked 24th in Division 1. Ohio State has accounted for 1,639 points this year (74.5 per game) and they pull in 35.2 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.3 times per game (101st in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest. The Buckeyes are committing 16.0 fouls per game while shooting 74.9% from the charity stripe.
The Buckeyes defensively are ranked 100th in college hoops in PPG given up with 66.3. They are forcing 10.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.2% from the field (77th in college basketball). The Ohio State defense surrenders 32.2% from downtown (145 of 451) and opponents are knocking down 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 11.5 assists and 31.5 boards every game, which ranks them 78th and 43rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa
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