Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
The Ohio State Buckeyes (11-9) are en route to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Saturday where they will try to beat the Indiana Hoosiers (14-6).
The Ohio State Buckeyes faced Illinois and took a loss by a final of 69-60 in their last contest. Ohio State finished the contest with a 36.7% FG percentage (22 of 60) and made 4 of 10 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Buckeyes made 12 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 60.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 24 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 8 assists in this game while forcing 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of the defense, Ohio State allowed 40.7% from the floor on 24 out of 59 shooting. Illinois distributed 13 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. Furthermore, Illinois totaled 42 boards (13 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Illinois went 88.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 18 tries. They also made 5 of their 28 tries from distance. In regard to fouls, the Buckeyes ended up with 16 while Illinois accounted for 20 fouls.
Brice Sensabaugh is someone who came through for the game. He finished the game at 38.5% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 24 mins and pulled down 4 boards. He notched 14 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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Ohio State heads into this one with a record of 11-9 on the year. They turn it over 11.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Ohio State is pulling in 38.7 boards per game and has totaled 251 assists this year, which has them ranked 264th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Buckeyes are connecting on 38.8% from downtown (145 of 374) and 73.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 77.0 pts per game (67th in Division 1) while going 46.7% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Buckeyes are forcing 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.6 personal fouls. They rank 100th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 237 surrendered for the campaign. The Buckeyes defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.6% (485 of 1,194) and they surrender 33.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 29.3% on shots from downtown and they are 111th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Indiana Hoosiers went home victorious with a score of 61-57 when they faced Minnesota. Regarding how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Minnesota to snag 33 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They shot 20.0% from downtown by going 5 of 25 and ended up going 8 out of 14 from the free throw line (57.1%). The Hoosiers allowed Minnesota to bury 22 out of 64 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 34.4% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Hoosiers finished the game shooting 23 for 56 from the floor which had them sitting at 41.1%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Indiana buried 4 of their 14 attempts (28.6%). They were able to make 11 of them for a percentage of 61.1%. Minnesota was called for 13 fouls in this matchup which took the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 2 steals for the contest. The Hoosiers snagged 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the game.
Trayce Jackson-Davis was important for the Hoosiers for the matchup. He made 11 out of 19 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 57.9%, and had 21 rebounds. He racked up 25 points in his 39 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists in this contest.
Indiana has a record of 14-6 so far this year. The Hoosiers are committing 17.2 fouls every game and they hit 69.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.4 times per game (22nd in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game. Indiana has accounted for 1,565 points on the year (78.3 per contest) and they pull in 37.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hoosiers are shooting 50.3% from the floor, which ranks 5th in D-1.
The Indiana defense allows 33.6% from downtown (150 of 446) and opponents are knocking down 66.4% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 11.7 dimes and 32.4 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 112th and 83rd in college hoops. The Hoosiers on defense are ranked 128th in college basketball in points given up per game with 67.3. They are forcing 12.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the field (51st in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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