Oklahoma State vs Minnesota NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2019
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota +4
The Oklahoma State Cowboys travel to BOK Center to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma State as 4 point favorites.
Oklahoma State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 71.6 points per game while giving up 62.5 per contest. Minnesota has an overall mark of 5-5. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 64.7, which is a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-3-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/15/19 G Isaac Likekele Illness is questionable
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Isaac Likekele comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Lindy Waters averages 13.4 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Daniel Oturu averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Marcus Carr averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 229th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 271st in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 100th and 252nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 194th with 13.4 per game. The Cowboys allow 62.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 260th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 164th place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 194th in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 172nd in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 131st in the nation. They are 95th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 45th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Golden Gophers are 195th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Golden Gophers surrender 64.7 points per contest, which ranks them 94th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 113th and 161st in those defensive statistics. They rank 121st with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 140th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 64th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 204th. They are 135th in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 233rd. As a unit they are 201st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 198th in D-1. Oklahoma State is 193rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 173rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 103.9, which is ranked 144th. They are 254th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 122nd. As a unit they are 177th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 55th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma State/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +4
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