Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 11/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
The Western Michigan Broncos (0-3) are hitting the road to Value City Arena on Sunday where they will meet the Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1).
The Western Michigan Broncos faced off with Northwestern and took a loss by a final of 63-59 in their last contest. Western Michigan finished the game with a 41.5% field goal percentage (22 out of 53) and made 8 of their 25 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Broncos converted 7 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. When discussing rebounding, they collected 37 with 13 of them being offensive. They also distributed 15 dimes in the matchup while creating 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about defending, Western Michigan allowed 45.1% from the floor on 23 out of 51 shooting. Northwestern distributed 12 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Additionally, Northwestern collected 18 boards (3 offensive, 15 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Northwestern shot 78.6% at the free throw line by converting 11 of 14 shots. They made 6 out of their 26 shots from distance. In regard to fouls, the Broncos walked away with 16 and Northwestern accumulated 13 fouls.
Seth Hubbard is a guy who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up going 33.3% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. He played for 36 minutes and totaled 7 boards. He walked away with 17 points on 7 of 21 shooting.
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Western Michigan will enter this contest with a mark of 0-3 so far this season. They are turning it over 16.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.3 fouls every game. As a team, Western Michigan is grabbing 39.7 boards per contest and has earned 34 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 281st in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Broncos are connecting on 37.5% from downtown (27 of 72) and 59.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.3 points per game (289th in the nation) while going 42.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Broncos are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 243rd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (73.3). The Broncos defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.6% (75 of 176) and they surrender 37.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 99th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 30 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes took home the win by a final score of 76-73 when they faced Merrimack. When discussing team rebounding, Ohio State permitted Merrimack to snag 41 overall (15 offensive). They finished the game shooting 16.7% from 3-point land by going 3 out of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 23 from the free throw line (69.6%). The Buckeyes allowed Merrimack to bury 27 of 63 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.9% in this contest. In all, the Buckeyes finished 26 out of 59 from the floor which had them at 44.1%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Ohio State converted 8 out of 14 attempts (57.1%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 69.6%. Merrimack earned 18 fouls for the game which took the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They turned it over 12 times, while getting 9 steals in the matchup. The Buckeyes recorded 25 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the contest.
Roddy Gayle was important for the Buckeyes in the matchup. He had 20 points in his 34 mins on the court and added 3 assists in this matchup. He buried 8 of 12 in the matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Ohio State has a record of 2-1 this year. The Buckeyes are committing 15.3 fouls every game and they shoot 71.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per contest (158th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per game. Ohio State has accounted for 221 pts this season (73.7 per contest) and they collect 39.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Buckeyes are connecting on 44.2% from the floor, which ranks them 205th in the nation.
The Ohio State defense allows 33.3% on 3-point shots (26 of 78) and opponents are making 69.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 9.3 assists and 33.3 boards every game, which is 53rd and 120th in college hoops. The Buckeyes defensively are ranked 130th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 66.0. They have forced 11.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (170th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio State
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