Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
The Ohio State Buckeyes (14-6) are hitting the road to Crisler Center on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Michigan Wolverines (12-9).
The Ohio State Buckeyes took the court against Rutgers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-64 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Buckeyes finished with 13 while Rutgers totaled 14 personal fouls. They knocked down 5 out of their 15 attempts from beyond the arc. Rutgers finished shooting 78.6% at the free throw line by making 11 of their 14 attempts. In addition, Rutgers grabbed 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Rutgers distributed 12 dimes and had 4 steals in the game. When discussing the defense, Ohio State allowed the other team to go 53.2% from the floor on 25 out of 47 shooting. They also dished out 11 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled 30 with 13 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Buckeyes knocked down 8 of their 13 shots for a percentage of 61.5%. Ohio State walked away from the contest having earned a 41.1% field goal percentage (23 of 56) and made 10 of their 18 shots from downtown.
E.J. Liddell is someone who was important for the matchup. He recorded 16 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes played and collected 6 boards. He finished shooting 46.2% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists.
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Ohio State enters this contest with a win-loss record of 14-6 so far this season. They cough up possession 11.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, Ohio State is snagging 35.6 boards per game and is sitting with 298 assists on the campaign, which ranks 197th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Buckeyes are shooting 37.8% on shots from downtown (175 of 463) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They average 75.1 points per outing (88th in Division 1) while shooting 47.8% from the field.
Defensively, the Buckeyes are able to force 10.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.3 fouls. They are ranked 35th in the country in giving up assists with 230 surrendered on the season. The Buckeyes defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.6% (485 of 1,165) and they surrender 31.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 32.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 150th in D-1 in points per game allowed (67.9).
In their last game, the Michigan Wolverines got the victory with a final of 58-57 against Penn State. In reference to rebounds, Michigan allowed Penn State to pull down 25 overall (6 offensive). They shot 33.3% from 3-point land by hitting 7 of 21 and ended up shooting 6 of 7 from the free throw line (85.7%). The Wolverines allowed Penn State to bury 22 of their 55 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.0% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Wolverines finished shooting 17 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 31.5%. In terms of 3-pointers, Michigan buried 5 of 21 attempts (23.8%). They were able to convert 19 of them for a rate of 86.4%. Penn State had 17 personal fouls in this game which took the Wolverines to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They also gave up possession 7 times, while recording 1 steal in this game. The Wolverines recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the game.
Hunter Dickinson was important for the Wolverines for the contest. He scored 19 points in his 34 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in the matchup. He made 6 out of 20 for the contest for a field goal rate of 30.0%, and had 15 rebounds.
Michigan has a record of 12-9 on the year. As an offensive team, the Wolverines are hitting on 47.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 45th in the nation. Michigan has scored 1,520 pts on the year (72.4 per game) and they collect 36.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per contest (130th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.0 times per contest. The Wolverines have committed 15.8 fouls every game while shooting 71.6% from the free throw line.
The Wolverines on the defensive end are ranked 165th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.3. They are forcing their opponents into 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (201st in D-1). The Michigan defense surrenders 31.3% on 3-point shots (141 of 451) and opponents are knocking down 72.8% of their foul shots. They allow 11.0 dimes and 30.2 total rebounds per game, which is 55th and 16th 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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