Maine Black Bears vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 12/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maine Black Bears vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Youtube TV
The Ohio State Buckeyes (7-3) will play the Maine Black Bears (6-4) at Value City Arena on Wednesday.
The Maine Black Bears stepped onto the hardwood against Akron and took a loss by a final of 87-55 in their last game. Maine wrapped up the game with a 43.5% FG percentage (20 of 46) and knocked down 8 out of their 20 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Black Bears made 7 of 12 shots for a percentage of 58.3%. In regard to hauling in boards, they earned 16 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists for the game while forcing 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In reference to the defense, Maine allowed the other team to shoot 54.4% from the field on 31 out of 57 shooting. Akron earned 17 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. In addition, Akron pulled down 34 boards (9 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Akron walked away from this one shooting 87.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 16 shots. They also knocked down 11 of 20 shots from distance. In reference to personal fouls, the Black Bears walked away with 17 and Akron finished the game with 12 personal fouls.
Kristians Feierbergs is one guy who was a contributor for the game. He ended up going 80.0% from the field but finished the game without an assist. He was on the court for 17 mins and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He totaled 10 points on 4 of 5 shooting.
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Maine heads into this game with a mark of 6-4 on the year. They are turning it over 12.3 times per contest and as a group they are committing 14.0 fouls every game. As a team, Maine is pulling down 34.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 150 assists this season, which is 208th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Black Bears are connecting on 32.2% on shots from 3-point land (64 of 199) and 71.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.8 points per game (172nd in the nation) while going 48.6% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Black Bears are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 12.0 fouls. They are giving up 32.2% on shots from distance while they are 64th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (63.4). The Black Bears are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.8% (237 of 554) and they surrender 32.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 47th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 112 surrendered for the campaign.
For their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes took a loss by a final score of 89-84 when they played North Carolina. The Buckeyes were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 37 in this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. North Carolina was called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to bury 7 of them for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about shots from downtown, Ohio State converted 9 of 24 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Buckeyes finished shooting 34 out of 74 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.9%. The Buckeyes allowed North Carolina to knock down 32 of 72 attempts from the field which left them shooting 44.4% for the game. They went 21.4% from distance by connecting on 6 out of 28 and finished the game at 19 out of 27 from the free throw line (70.4%). Regarding rebounding, Ohio State allowed North Carolina to pull down 45 overall (14 offensive).
Brice Sensabaugh was important for the Buckeyes for the contest. He made 9 out of 17 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 52.9%, and totaled 8 rebounds. He earned 22 points in his 34 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 assists for the contest.
Ohio State has a mark of 7-3 for the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Buckeyes are shooting 47.8% from the floor, which ranks 64th in the nation. Ohio State has scored 795 pts on the season (79.5 per contest) and they pull in 40.5 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 13.1 times per contest (216th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 12.2 times per contest. The Buckeyes are committing 15.8 personal fouls per game and they go 75.3% from the free throw line.
The Ohio State defense concedes 27.0% from downtown (54 of 200) and their opponents are connecting on 71.0% of their foul shots. They have allowed 11.4 assists and 31.7 rebounds per game, which is ranked 104th and 61st in those defensive categories. The Buckeyes defensively are ranked 115th in college basketball in points given up per game with 66.1. They are able to force 11.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.0% from the floor (100th in D-1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio State
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