Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 2/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
The Purdue Boilermakers (23-4) will try to beat the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-15) at Mackey Arena on Sunday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes played Iowa and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 92-75 in their last game. Ohio State finished having earned a 57.1% FG percentage (28 out of 49) and converted 8 of their 15 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Buckeyes made 11 of their 11 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. With regard to pulling down boards, they collected 20 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With regard to defending, Ohio State allowed 56.9% from the field on 37 of 65 shooting. Iowa doled out 23 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Iowa grabbed 26 rebounds (9 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't have a block. Iowa finished the game shooting 72.7% from the free throw line by burying 8 of 11 shots. They also converted 10 out of their 27 tries from three-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Buckeyes ended up with 15 while Iowa finished the game with 10 personal fouls.
Sean McNeil is a guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 7 out of 7 shooting. He played 24 minutes but didn't pull down any rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime.
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Ohio State enters this contest with a record of 11-15 on the campaign. They average 73.7 points per outing (138th in Division 1) on 45.9% from the floor. The Buckeyes are shooting 36.2% on shots from distance (174 of 481) and 72.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Ohio State is grabbing 37.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 301 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 315th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 11.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Buckeyes are able to force 11.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They relinquish 31.3% from 3-point land and they are 152nd in D-1 in opponents PPG (68.7). The Buckeyes are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.4% (656 of 1,546) and they concede 33.5 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 147th in D-1 in allowing assists with 327 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Purdue Boilermakers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 68-54 against Maryland. In regard to rebounding, Purdue permitted Maryland to snag 31 in total (8 on the offensive side). They went 45.5% from downtown via 5 out of 11 and ended up going 13 out of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). The Boilermakers permitted Maryland to make 25 out of 53 tries from the field which had them shooting 47.2% in this contest. Overall, the Boilermakers finished 22 out of 50 from the field which had them sitting at 44.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Purdue made 2 of their 13 tries (15.4%). They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Maryland was called for 12 personal fouls in this contest which got the Boilermakers to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Boilermakers collected 19 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 22 for the matchup.
Zach Edey ended up having an impact for the Boilermakers in the matchup. He tallied 18 points in his 33 minutes on the court, but left the arena with no assists. He made 8 out of 16 for the matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Purdue has a record of 23-4 this season. The Boilermakers have committed 13.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 75.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.5 times per contest (40th in the country) and they are giving up possession 11.2 times per contest. Purdue has accounted for 1,976 points this year (73.2 per game) and they snag 38.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Boilermakers are shooting 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 77th in college basketball.
The Boilermakers on the defensive side of the court are 19th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 61.9. They have forced 10.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (56th in college hoops). The Purdue defense concedes 30.3% on 3-pointers (166 of 548) and their opponents are making 73.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 12.3 assists and 27.9 boards every game, which is 139th and 1st in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Purdue
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