Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 1/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Kohl Center is where the Wisconsin Badgers (13-2) will meet the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-3) on Thursday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes faced Northwestern and earned the victory with a final of 95-87 in their last game. Ohio State walked away from the contest with a 56.9% field goal percentage (29 of 51) and made 11 out of their 25 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Buckeyes made 26 of their 27 tries for a percentage of 96.3%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 26 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists for the matchup as well as creating 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Regarding defense, Ohio State allowed the other team to go 47.1% from the field on 32 of 68 shooting. Northwestern totaled 19 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Additionally, Northwestern snagged 28 rebounds (14 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Northwestern finished the game shooting 76.5% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of 17 shots. They also knocked down 10 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. Regarding fouls, the Buckeyes walked away with 15 and Northwestern had 19 fouls.
E.J. Liddell is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. He finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes. He played 34 mins and also totaled 4 boards. He finished with 34 points on 12 out of 20 shooting.
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Ohio State will enter this contest with a record of 10-3 this year. They are averaging 76.2 pts per contest (91st in D-1) while hitting 48.2% from the field. The Buckeyes are shooting 39.2% on 3-pointers (121 of 309) and 76.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Ohio State is pulling down 35.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 199 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 162nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.1 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.6 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Buckeyes are forcing 10.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are 33rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 140 conceded for the year. The Buckeyes defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.7% (323 of 793) and they relinquish 33.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They concede 31.6% on 3-pointers and they are 216th in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.8).
When they last played, the Wisconsin Badgers went home victorious with a score of 70-69 against Maryland. With respect to attacking the glass, Wisconsin permitted Maryland to grab 29 in total (2 on the offensive glass). They finished 41.2% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 17 and ended up going 12 out of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Badgers permitted Maryland to make 25 of 55 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.5% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Badgers finished shooting 25 for 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.6%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Wisconsin converted 5 out of 20 tries (25.0%). They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Maryland had 19 personal fouls in the game which took the Badgers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Badgers were able to corral 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in the matchup.
Tyler Wahl ended up being important for the Badgers for this game. He converted 8 of 12 for this contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. He tallied 21 points in his 30 mins on the court and had 2 dimes in this contest.
Wisconsin has a win-loss mark of 13-2 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Badgers are shooting 41.7% from the floor, which ranks them 297th in Division 1. Wisconsin has scored 1,075 points so far this season (71.7 per contest) and they average 36.3 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 10.7 times per contest (327th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 8.1 times per game. The Badgers are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.4% from the charity stripe.
The Wisconsin defense allows 34.2% on 3-point shots (101 of 295) and their opponents are making 64.5% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.2 assists and 35.7 total rebounds per game, ranking them 89th and 235th in D-1. The Badgers on the defensive side of the court are 93rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 64.9. They are able to force 12.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (190th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ohio State
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