Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 1/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Mackey Arena is the location where the Purdue Boilermakers (17-3) will go up against the Ohio State Buckeyes (13-4) on Sunday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes played Minnesota and took home the win by a score of 75-64 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Buckeyes left the arena with 16 and Minnesota accounted for 12 personal fouls. They also converted 8 of 24 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Minnesota finished 72.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 11 shots. On top of that, Minnesota totaled 22 boards (6 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Minnesota earned 16 dimes and had 1 steal in this game. When talking about defense, Ohio State allowed the other team to go 43.6% from the field on 24 of 55 shooting. They also doled out 20 dimes in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and earning 1 steal. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 44 with 18 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Buckeyes made 8 of 9 shots for a percentage of 88.9%. Ohio State finished the contest having earned a 45.5% FG percentage (30 out of 66) and made 7 of their 27 three-point attempts.
E.J. Liddell is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He shot 64.3% from the field and totaled 5 assists. He was on the court for 35 mins played and snagged 15 rebounds. He racked up 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
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Ohio State heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 13-4 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Ohio State is grabbing 36.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 255 dimes so far this year, which ranks 178th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Buckeyes are shooting 37.2% on shots from distance (145 of 390) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 75.1 points per game (94th in D-1) while going 48.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Buckeyes are forcing 10.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They give up 31.9% from 3-point land and they are 137th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.2). The Buckeyes defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.8% (408 of 999) and they concede 31.5 boards per contest as a squad. They are 36th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 188 relinquished for the year.
For their last game, the Purdue Boilermakers took home the win by a final score of 83-73 when they played Iowa. The Boilermakers pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 32 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. Iowa committed 20 fouls in the game which got the Boilermakers to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a clip of 45.5%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Purdue made 13 of 22 tries (59.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Boilermakers shot 30 for 49 from the floor which had them at 61.2%. The Boilermakers allowed Iowa to bury 24 of their 64 tries from the field which had them shooting 37.5% for this contest. They finished 29.6% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 8 of 27 and finished the game at 17 of 18 at the free throw line (94.4%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Purdue allowed Iowa to grab 28 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Isaiah Thompson was important for the Boilermakers for the matchup. He tallied 18 points in his 29 mins of playing time and tallied 2 assists in this contest. He converted 6 of 8 for this game for a rate of 75.0%, and earned 1 rebound.
Purdue has a mark of 17-3 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Boilermakers are shooting 50.6% from the field, which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Purdue has totaled 1,693 points for the campaign (84.7 per game) and they grab 40.4 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.1 times per game (6th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per contest. The Boilermakers have committed 14.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 70.8% from the charity stripe.
The Boilermakers on defense are ranked 148th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 67.7. They are able to force 10.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the floor (99th in D-1). The Purdue defense gives up 32.8% on 3-point shots (170 of 519) and their opposition knocks down 69.1% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 12.6 assists and 28.6 rebounds per game, which ranks them 177th and 4th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio State
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