Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 3/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Value City Arena is where the Ohio State Buckeyes (19-9) will take on the Michigan Wolverines (16-13) on Sunday.
The Michigan Wolverines faced Iowa and took a loss by a score of 82-71 in their last contest. Michigan finished the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (30 of 60) and made 7 of 19 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Wolverines buried 4 of 8 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to hauling in boards, they collected 28 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In regard to the defense, Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 52.6% from the floor on 30 out of 57 shooting. Iowa doled out 11 assists and had 10 steals in the game. Additionally, Iowa pulled down 25 rebounds (5 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Iowa went 91.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 12 shots. They converted 11 out of their 19 shots from three-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Wolverines walked away with 11 and Iowa accounted for 13 personal fouls.
Hunter Dickinson is someone who came through for this game. He finished the contest at 69.2% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. He played 34 minutes played and pulled down 11 rebounds. He accumulated 21 points on 9 out of 13 shooting.
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Michigan comes into this matchup with a record of 16-13 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Michigan is snagging 35.6 boards per game and has earned 413 assists for the season, which is 108th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Wolverines are connecting on 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (183 of 539) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.1 points per outing (134th in college hoops) on 47.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Wolverines are able to force 9.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They are 46th in college basketball in allowing assists with 309 surrendered for the season. The Wolverines are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.6% (757 of 1,698) and they surrender 29.9 boards per game as a group. They are giving up 32.2% from 3-point land while they are 201st in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.8).
The last time they took the court, the Ohio State Buckeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 80-69 when they played Michigan State. The Buckeyes collected 20 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 23 for this game. They also turned it over 10 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. Michigan State had 15 fouls for this game which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for 16 shots. They were able to bury 13 of those for a percentage of 81.3%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Ohio State made 9 of 20 attempts (45.0%). When the game finished, the Buckeyes finished the game shooting 29 for 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.7%. The Buckeyes permitted Michigan State to convert 24 of their 53 tries from the field which had them at 45.3% for the game. They finished 50.0% from downtown by shooting 9 out of 18 and ended up going 12 of 18 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Ohio State allowed Michigan State to collect 26 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Malaki Branham was important for the Buckeyes for this contest. He totaled 22 points in his 36 minutes on the court and accounted for 4 assists in this game. He buried 9 of 16 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 56.3%, and had 4 rebounds.
Ohio State has a win-loss mark of 19-9 for the year. As an offense, the Buckeyes are hitting on 47.5% from the field, which is ranked 32nd in the nation. Ohio State has tallied 2,077 points this year (74.2 per contest) and they pull down 34.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per game (182nd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per game. The Buckeyes commit 16.6 personal fouls per game and they go 75.9% from the charity stripe.
The Ohio State defense allows 33.9% from downtown (196 of 578) and their opponents are connecting on 72.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.6 dimes and 32.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 99th and 61st in the nation. The Buckeyes on the defensive side of the court are 146th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 68.1. They are forcing 10.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (102nd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Michigan
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