Maryland Terrapins vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 2/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
The Ohio State Buckeyes (13-5) will take on the Maryland Terrapins (11-11) at Value City Arena on Sunday.
The Maryland Terrapins took the court against Michigan State and took a loss by a final of 65-63 in their last contest. Maryland ended having earned a 42.9% FG percentage (21 of 49) and made 4 out of their 17 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Terrapins converted 17 of 20 tries for a rate of 85.0%. Concerning rebounding, they collected 27 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 9 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. With regard to the defense, Maryland allowed their opponent to shoot 40.7% from the field on 22 of 54 shooting. Michigan State distributed 10 dimes and had 9 steals in this contest. In addition, Michigan State grabbed 23 boards (8 offensive, 15 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Michigan State shot 93.3% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 15 tries. They converted 7 out of their 19 tries from 3-point land. When talking about fouls, the Terrapins finished with 14 and Michigan State finished the game with 20 fouls.
Qudus Wahab is a guy who played a role for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He was on the court for 18 minutes played and pulled down 8 boards. He totaled 9 points on 3 out of 5 shooting.
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Maryland enters this game with a win-loss mark of 11-11 this year. They are giving up possession 12.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 14.8 fouls every game. As a team, Maryland is snagging 36.9 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 255 dimes this year, which ranks 245th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Terrapins are hitting 31.6% on 3-point shots (140 of 443) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. They average 69.8 points per contest (220th in D-1) while connecting on 42.6% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Terrapins are able to force 10.6 turnovers every game and they draw 19.0 fouls. They give up 33.2% on three-point shots and they rank 180th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (68.8). The Terrapins defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.5% (558 of 1,343) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 270th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 295 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Ohio State Buckeyes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-78 when they played Purdue. The Buckeyes were able to snag 18 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 6 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. Purdue committed 12 personal fouls in this contest which took the Buckeyes to the free throw line for 14 tries. They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.6%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Ohio State converted 9 out of 29 attempts (31.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Buckeyes ended up shooting 29 for 63 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.0%. The Buckeyes permitted Purdue to convert 29 of their 60 tries from the field which left them shooting 48.3% in this contest. They shot 47.1% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 of 17 and finished the contest at 15 of 26 at the charity stripe (57.7%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Ohio State permitted Purdue to collect 33 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Malaki Branham ended up being a factor for the Buckeyes in this game. He buried 7 out of 10 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and earned 7 rebounds. He racked up 20 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist for the game.
Ohio State has a record of 13-5 so far this season. The Buckeyes are committing 16.7 personal fouls every game and they go 75.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 15.0 times per contest (66th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 11.7 times per game. Ohio State has scored 1,355 pts for the campaign (75.3 per game) and they grab 35.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Buckeyes are shooting 48.0% from the field, which has them ranked 25th in college basketball.
The Ohio State defense surrenders 32.6% on shots from beyond the arc (121 of 371) and their opposition makes 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 11.4 dimes and 31.9 boards every game, which is ranked 82nd and 56th in Division 1. The Buckeyes on the defensive end are ranked 154th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 68.0. They are forcing their opponents into 10.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (85th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Ohio State
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