Michigan State Spartans vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 2/12/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Value City Arena is the location where the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-13) will attempt to beat the Michigan State Spartans (15-9) on Sunday.
The Michigan State Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against Maryland and notched a win by a score of 63-58 in their last game. Michigan State walked away from the game having earned a 44.0% FG percentage (22 of 50) and made 9 of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Spartans converted 10 of 13 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 27 with 0 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 14 dimes in this contest while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When discussing defense, Michigan State allowed the other team to go 39.2% from the floor on 20 out of 51 shooting. Maryland earned 13 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Maryland snagged 29 boards (5 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Maryland walked away from this one shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 18 attempts. They also converted 3 of 22 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Spartans ended up finishing with 17 while Maryland accumulated 16 fouls.
Joey Hauser is a guy who was important for this contest. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played 33 minutes and totaled 2 rebounds. He ended up going 54.5% from the field and dished out 1 assist.
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Michigan State enters this one with a win-loss mark of 15-9 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 11.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Michigan State is snagging 36.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 352 assists for the season, which has them ranked 106th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Spartans are connecting on 37.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (166 of 445) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They average 68.1 points per outing (271st in Division 1) while going 44.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Spartans are able to force 9.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.9 fouls. They rank 154th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 305 relinquished this year. The Spartans are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.0% (566 of 1,382) and they concede 33.1 boards per game as a squad. They are surrendering 29.4% on 3-pointers and they are 64th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (65.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Ohio State Buckeyes took a loss by a score of 69-63 when they faced Northwestern. In relation to rebounding, Ohio State allowed Northwestern to get 21 overall (5 offensive). They shot 41.4% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 12 of 29 and finished the contest at 9 of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). The Buckeyes allowed Northwestern to make 24 out of 52 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.2% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Buckeyes went 24 out of 48 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. In relation to three-point shots, Ohio State converted 1 out of their 14 attempts (7.1%). They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 63.6%. Northwestern earned 17 personal fouls in this contest which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for 22 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 3 steals for this contest. The Buckeyes collected 25 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the matchup.
Justice Sueing ended up being a major contributor for the Buckeyes for the matchup. He made 7 of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, and tallied 8 rebounds. He had 19 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes in the game.
Ohio State has a record of 11-13 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Buckeyes are hitting on 46.3% from the floor, which ranks 82nd in college basketball. Ohio State has earned 1,801 pts on the year (75.0 per game) and they grab 38.5 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 11.9 times per contest (288th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 11.0 times per contest. The Buckeyes are responsible for committing 16.2 fouls per game and they go 72.2% from the charity stripe.
The Buckeyes on defense are ranked 136th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 68.0. They are forcing 11.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (72nd in college basketball). The Ohio State defense gives up 31.0% from downtown (164 of 529) and their opponents are converting on 71.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 12.0 assists and 33.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 129th and 130th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Michigan State
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