Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 1/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
The Indiana Hoosiers (10-3) will go up against the Ohio State Buckeyes (9-2) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Thursday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes faced Nebraska and notched a win by a score of 87-79 in their last game. Ohio State ended having earned a 47.6% field goal percentage (30 out of 63) and converted 16 of their 34 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Buckeyes knocked down 11 of their 14 shots for a rate of 78.6%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 41 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 17 assists for the matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about defense, Ohio State allowed the other team to go 41.5% from the field on 27 of 65 shooting. Nebraska earned 13 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Nebraska grabbed 31 boards (9 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Nebraska went 73.9% from the free throw line by converting 17 of their 23 shots. They knocked down 8 out of their 23 shots from long range. When it comes to fouls, the Buckeyes finished with 19 and Nebraska totaled 16 fouls.
Malaki Branham is a guy who came through in this matchup. He ended up with 35 points on 13 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 43 mins played and also pulled down 6 rebounds. He finished the contest at 68.4% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes.
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Ohio State comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 9-2 on the year. They turn it over 12.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, Ohio State is snagging 36.7 boards per game and has earned 169 assists on the year, which is 201st in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Buckeyes are shooting 39.7% on shots from 3-point land (102 of 257) and 73.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 76.7 points per outing (85th in D-1) while going 48.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Buckeyes are forcing 10.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They rank 10th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 107 conceded this year. The Buckeyes are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.1% (266 of 664) and they concede 32.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 31.8% from 3-point land and they rank 192nd in the country in points per game from their opponents (68.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Hoosiers took a loss by a score of 61-58 when they played Penn State. The Hoosiers collected 19 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 28 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 6 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. Penn State committed 14 personal fouls for the game which got the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to convert 8 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Indiana made 4 of 17 attempts (23.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hoosiers shot 23 for 58 from the field which had them sitting at 39.7%. The Hoosiers permitted Penn State to bury 21 of 51 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.2% for the matchup. They went 50.0% from three-point range by connecting on 11 of 22 and ended up going 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). When talking about how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Penn State to collect 37 in total (11 offensive).
Trayce Jackson-Davis pitched in for the Hoosiers for the game. He accumulated 20 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists in the matchup. He buried 8 of 18 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and added 5 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 10-3 on the year. The Hoosiers are committing 17.0 fouls per game and they go 67.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.8 times per contest (58th in the nation) and they turn it over 14.8 times per game. Indiana has scored 984 pts on the campaign (75.7 per contest) and they grab 40.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Hoosiers are connecting on 48.3% from the floor, which is ranked 30th in college basketball.
The Indiana defense surrenders 29.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (89 of 301) and opponents are connecting on 74.5% of their free throw attempts. They allow 9.4 dimes and 32.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 15th and 76th in those categories on the defensive end. The Hoosiers on the defensive side of the court are 39th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 61.6. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 35.4% from the floor (3rd in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio State
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