Western Kentucky at Oklahoma State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/21/2018
Wednesday, March 20, 2018
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday, March 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma State as 2 point favorites.
Western Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-10. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. Oklahoma State has an overall record of 20-14. They are averaging 76.5 points per game and surrendering 72.9, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 21-12 against the spread this season
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 15-13 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 16-15 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-18 against the over/under this year
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/14/17 G Davon Dillard Dismissed is out for season
12/14/17 G Zack Dawson Dismissed is out for season
Justin Johnson averages 15.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 57%. Darius Thompson averages 13.9 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jeffrey Carroll averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Kendall Smith averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Kentucky averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 163rd in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 158th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 277th with 11.8 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 107th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 105th and 216th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 96th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 196th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 90th in the country with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 243rd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 205th in college basketball. They are 83rd in the nation in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game, and 139th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Cowboys are 135th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Cowboys surrender 72.9 points per contest, which ranks them 186th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 295th in those defensive statistics. They rank 158th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 199th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cowboys are 284th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Hilltoppers are 89th in the country in defensive rating with 99.7, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 38th. They are 164th in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 53rd. As a unit they are 49th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 342nd in D-1. Western Kentucky is 278th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 114th in the country.
Oklahoma State is 192nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 151st in the nation. The Cowboys are 118th in the country in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 165th. In terms of pace they are 111th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 225th. As a team they are 181st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 139th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Kentucky/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma State -2
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