Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 1/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
The Maryland Terrapins (10-5) will compete against the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-4) at XFINITY Center on Sunday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes faced Purdue and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 71-69 in their last game. Ohio State walked away from the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (29 of 58) and buried 6 of 14 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Buckeyes converted 5 of 7 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned a total of 26 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 11 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to the defense, Ohio State allowed the other team to go 43.1% from the floor on 25 out of 58 shooting. Purdue earned 15 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Additionally, Purdue snagged 32 rebounds (12 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Purdue ended up going 80.0% at the free throw line by making 8 of 10 tries. They also made 13 out of their 31 tries from beyond the arc. In relation to fouls, the Buckeyes ended up with 13 and Purdue had 9 fouls.
Brice Sensabaugh is someone who was important for this game. He accounted for 21 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He played 36 minutes and also totaled 5 rebounds. He finished 58.8% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
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Ohio State steps onto the court with a record of 10-4 for the year. They are turning it over 11.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 14.6 fouls every game. As a team, Ohio State is pulling down 39.9 rebounds per game and has totaled 199 assists for the year, which is 214th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Buckeyes are hitting 37.8% on three-point attempts (105 of 278) and 73.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 80.1 points per outing (35th in college basketball) while hitting 49.2% from the field.
On defense, the Buckeyes are able to force 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 fouls. They are conceding 28.9% from 3-point land and they are 80th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (64.9). The Buckeyes defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.8% (339 of 851) and they surrender 32.0 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 62nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 163 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Maryland Terrapins walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 64-50 when they faced Rutgers. With respect to rebounding, Maryland allowed Rutgers to grab 26 in total (7 offensive). They wrapped up this game 35.3% from 3-point land by hitting 6 of 17 and finished the contest at 12 of 14 at the charity stripe (85.7%). The Terrapins allowed Rutgers to convert 23 out of their 51 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.1% for this contest. Overall, the Terrapins ended up shooting 19 out of 46 from the field which had them at 41.3%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Maryland buried 8 of 22 attempts (36.4%). They were able to make 4 of them for a rate of 44.4%. Rutgers was called for 11 fouls in this contest which took the Terrapins to the free throw line for 9 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while recording 9 steals for this game. The Terrapins were able to snag 16 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 25 in this matchup.
Jahmir Young pitched in for the Terrapins for the game. He made 5 out of 12 in this contest for a field goal rate of 41.7%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. He accumulated 13 points in his 31 mins on the court and earned 3 assists in this contest.
Maryland has a win-loss record of 10-5 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Terrapins are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which is 171st in Division 1. Maryland has accounted for 1,069 points so far this season (71.3 per game) and they grab 36.1 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 11.0 times per game (334th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per game. The Terrapins commit 16.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 69.7% from the charity stripe.
The Terrapins on the defensive end are ranked 47th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 63.3. They are able to force 12.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (49th in college basketball). The Maryland defense concedes 28.7% on shots from distance (78 of 272) and their opponents are making 70.3% of their free throw attempts. They allow 10.1 assists and 34.1 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 30th and 184th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Maryland
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