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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 1/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 1/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will host a Big Ten action against the number 16 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on Thursday, January 27 at 8:00 pm ET at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-2, third-place in the Big Ten, and 12-4 overall.  The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-5, 12th in the Big Ten, and 11-5 overall.   

 

The Ohio State Buckeyes look to extend their two-game winning streak.  Last January 18, Ohio dominated the IUPUI Jaguars with an 83-37 victory.  E.J. Liddell scored 13 points and 10 rebounds which marks his third double-double of the season and extended his double-figure streak to 27 games. 

 

Off the bench, Eugene Brown III scored a career-high 14 points while Bakari LaStrap added 12 points.  The Buckeyes shot 66.7% after halftime and limited the Jaguars to 13 points and 19% shooting at the half.  Ohio State shot 57% for the game, 47.8% from beyond the arc, and made 16 of 19 free throws.  They outrebounded IUPUI 28-19 and forced the Jaguars to turn over the ball 21 times.  

 

This season, Ohio posted an average of 75.1 ppg which is 105th, 35.3 rebounds per game is tied for 245th, and 14.7 assists per game is 100th in NCAA Men’s Basketball. 

 

E.J. Lidell leads the Buckeyes with an average of 19.4 ppg, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.8 steals per game. Jamari Wheeler leads with 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game.  Zed Key leads with 59.3% field goal attempts.   

 

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Predictions 1/27/2022

 

Missing three starters, the Minnesota Golden Gophers snapped their four-game losing streak when they defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 68-65 last Saturday. 

 

Payton Willis scored a career-high 32 points including 8 three-points.  Willis handed 7 assists and scored 18 points in the second half.  Luke Loewe added 19 points and freshman Treyton Thompson scored 10 points and 6 rebounds.  The Golden Gophers shot 54.2% in the game and from beyond the arc.  They edged Rutgers Scarlet in rebounding 27-25 but committed 15 turnovers.  

 

This season, Minnesota posted an average of 69.6 ppg which is 254th, 32.4 rebounds per game is 379th and 12.6 assists per game which is 272nd in the NCAA Men’s Basketball. 

 

Jamison Battle leads Minnesota with an average of 18 ppg.  Eric Curry leads with 6.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.  Payton Willis leads with 48.5% field goal attempts, 3.9 assists, and 1.8 steals per game.  

 

#16 Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers.  The NCAAB pick is the Ohio State Buckeyes.  The Ohio State Buckeyes are the better team overall and will use their superior scoring and defense to win this match. 

 

Ohio averages 7 more points per game compared to Minnesota and is also ahead in field goals, rebounds, assists, and blocks.  Taking the win on the road is the Ohio State Buckeyes with a final score prediction and will cover 73-65.

 

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 1/27/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN

 

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022

 

TV: ESPN

 

NCAAB ODDS: Ohio State Buckeyes -6.5

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 138.5

 

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