Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 1/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Youtube TV
The Ohio State Buckeyes (10-3) will try to beat the Purdue Boilermakers (13-1) at Value City Arena on Thursday.
The Purdue Boilermakers played Rutgers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-64 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Boilermakers ended up with 11 while Rutgers finished the game with 24 personal fouls. They knocked down 6 out of their 14 attempts from three-point range. Rutgers walked away from this one shooting 81.8% when shooting free throws by converting 9 of their 11 attempts. Moreover, Rutgers collected 28 rebounds (9 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Rutgers distributed 14 dimes and had 9 steals for the matchup. In reference to the defense, Purdue allowed the other team to go 43.1% from the floor on 25 of 58 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 4 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 31 with 11 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Boilermakers buried 19 of their 28 shots for a rate of 67.9%. Purdue ended having earned a 39.6% FG percentage (19 of 48) and made 7 of 23 shots from downtown.
Zach Edey is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He racked up 19 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 28 minutes and also pulled down 11 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists.
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Purdue comes into this matchup with a mark of 13-1 for the year. They average 76.3 pts per game (100th in college hoops) while shooting 45.5% from the floor. The Boilermakers are shooting 30.5% on 3-pointers (98 of 321) and 74.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Purdue is pulling in 41.2 boards per game and is sitting with 216 dimes this year, which is 92nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 10.4 times per game and as a unit they commit 13.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Boilermakers are forcing 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 fouls. They are 119th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 166 relinquished so far this season. The Boilermakers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 38.9% (326 of 839) and they surrender 29.2 boards per game as a unit. They relinquish 28.3% on 3-point shots and they rank 25th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (60.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Ohio State Buckeyes took home the win by a final score of 73-57 when they played Northwestern. Regarding attacking the glass, Ohio State permitted Northwestern to grab 34 overall (12 offensive). They went 29.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 of 31 and ended up going 10 out of 17 from the free throw line (58.8%). The Buckeyes permitted Northwestern to make 19 of 67 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 28.4% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Buckeyes finished 26 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.4%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Ohio State buried 6 of 15 tries (40.0%). They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. Northwestern committed 16 fouls for the matchup which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Buckeyes were able to snag 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in the matchup.
Brice Sensabaugh pitched in for the Buckeyes in this game. He scored 18 points in his 25 minutes on the court, but went home with no dimes. He knocked down 7 of 14 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and added 8 rebounds.
Ohio State has a win-loss record of 10-3 on the year. The Buckeyes commit 14.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.5 times per contest (120th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.6 times per contest. Ohio State has accumulated 1,053 pts for the year (81.0 per game) and they collect 40.9 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Buckeyes are shooting 49.2% from the field, which ranks them 21st in the nation.
The Ohio State defense concedes 27.4% on shots from beyond the arc (75 of 274) and their opponents are making 70.3% of their foul shots. They allow 11.4 assists and 31.6 boards every game, which ranks them 97th and 54th in college hoops. The Buckeyes on the defensive side of the court are 73rd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 64.5. They have forced 11.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.6% from the field (41st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio State
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