Robert Morris Colonials vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Robert Morris Colonials vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Robert Morris Colonials (8-24 last season) are headed to Value City Arena on Monday where they will meet the Ohio State Buckeyes (20-12 last year).
The Robert Morris Colonials faced off with Cleveland State and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-67 in their last contest of last year. Regarding fouls, the Colonials finished with 14 while Cleveland State finished the game with 13 fouls. They also knocked down 6 of their 16 attempts from distance. Cleveland State shot 86.7% at the free throw line by making 13 of 15 attempts. Additionally, Cleveland State collected 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Cleveland State doled out 18 assists and had 9 steals in the game. With respect to the defense, Robert Morris allowed their opponent to shoot 54.2% from the field on 32 of 59 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 24 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Colonials converted 12 of 17 shots for a percentage of 70.6%. Robert Morris ended the game with a 50.0% field goal percentage (25 out of 50) and made 5 of 21 3-point attempts.
Enoch Cheeks is a player who played a role in this contest. He left the arena with 21 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played for 39 mins and also grabbed 7 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 6 assists.
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Robert Morris comes into this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 8-24 last season. They turned it over 14.3 times per contest and as a group committed 15.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a squad, Robert Morris pulled down 32.6 rebounds per game and had 405 dimes last season, which was 194th in the nation in terms of passing. The Colonials shot 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc (192 of 567) and 75.9% from the free throw line. They averaged 69.4 points per outing (223rd in D-1) while connecting on 46.3% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Colonials forced 11.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.4 personal fouls. They conceded 36.3% on 3-pointers and they were 311th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (74.7). The Colonials defense allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (874 of 1,905) and they relinquished 33.5 boards per game as a unit. They were 332nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 480 surrendered last year.
When they last played last year, the Ohio State Buckeyes went home defeated by a final of 71-61 against Villanova. The Buckeyes snagged 20 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 33 in the game. They coughed it up 12 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. Villanova earned 14 fouls in this game which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for 11 tries. They were able to knock down 6 of them for a percentage of 54.5%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Ohio State made 7 of their 22 tries (31.8%). When all was said and done, the Buckeyes walked away from this one shooting 24 for 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.1%. The Buckeyes allowed Villanova to convert 23 of 52 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.2% for this game. They finished the game shooting 34.8% from distance by going 8 out of 23 and ended up shooting 17 of 20 from the free throw line (85.0%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Ohio State permitted Villanova to get 26 overall (9 offensive).
E.J. Liddell pitched in for the Buckeyes in this contest. He earned 17 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 3 assists in the matchup. He made 6 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a rate of 46.2%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Ohio State had a record of 20-12 last season. The Buckeyes committed 16.4 fouls per contest and they hit 75.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists was at 12.5 times per contest (206th in the country) and they gave up possession 11.2 times per game. Ohio State totaled 2,329 points last year (72.8 per contest) and they grabbed 34.6 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Buckeyes connected on 47.1% from the field, which ranked 36th in college basketball.
The Ohio State defense allowed 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (226 of 669) and their opponents made 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They gave up 11.5 dimes and 32.0 rebounds every game, which ranked them 93rd and 50th in college basketball. The Buckeyes on the defensive side of the court were 132nd in college hoops in points allowed per game with 67.7. They forced 10.2 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 41.5% from the floor (83rd in college hoops).
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