Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (+4.5)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0) are headed to Fiserv Forum on Tuesday where they'll meet the Marquette Golden Eagles (2-0). The spread on this game has Marquette as 4.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 146.
Oklahoma State will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 2-0 this year. The Cowboys are shooting 34.7% on three-point shots (17 of 49) and 64.8% from the free throw line. They average 80.0 pts per game (89th in college basketball) while shooting 45.8% from the field. They cough up possession 13.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Oklahoma State is grabbing 45.5 rebounds per contest and has 27 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 132nd in the nation in terms of passing. Defensively, the Cowboys are forcing 9.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.5 personal fouls. The Cowboys defense is giving up a FG percentage of 38.4% (53 of 138) and they concede 38.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are 231st in D-1 in giving up assists with 24 relinquished so far this season. They are relinquishing 18.2% on 3-point shots and they are 197th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.5).
The Oklahoma State Cowboys took the court against the Texas Southern Tigers and notched a win by a score of 85-65 in their last contest. Oklahoma State finished the contest having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (27 out of 59) and made 10 of their 24 shots from distance. When shot from the charity stripe, the Cowboys buried 21 of their 27 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 33 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 14 dimes for this game as well as earning 5 steals and 7 blocked shots. When discussing defending, Oklahoma State allowed their opponent to shoot 45.8% from the floor on 27 of 59. Texas Southern doled out 12 assists and 6 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Tigers collected 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Texas Southern finished 50.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 20 attempts. They also made 3 of their 18 attempts from distance.
Cade Cunningham is one guy who saw a lot of action for this game. He recorded 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and also snagged 4 rebounds. Cunningham ended up shooting 58.3% from the field and dished out 4 dimes. Someone else that was a contributor in this matchup for the Cowboys was Isaac Likekele. He pulled down 6 boards and accounted for 4 assists. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor in the matchup via 2-of-4 (8 points). When the final whistle blew, Likekele played for 25 min.
Marquette has a mark of 2-0 on the campaign. Marquette has accounted for 174 points this year (87.0 per game) and they pull in 48.5 boards per contest. The Golden Eagles commit 20.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 68.8% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Golden Eagles are hitting on 48.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 82nd in D-1. They are assisting teammates 17.5 times per game (56th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 106th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 53.5. The Marquette defense gives up 22.7% on three-point shots (10 of 44) and opponents are knocking down 65.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 8.5 dimes and 34.5 boards every game, which is ranked 131st and 216th in the country. They have forced 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 26.8% from the floor (99th in the nation).
When they last played, the Marquette Golden Eagles got the victory with a final of 75-50 when they played the Eastern Illinois Panthers. The Golden Eagles were able to snag 39 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 48 in this game. They rejected 4 attempts while earning 6 steals in this game. The Panthers committed 23 personal fouls for the contest which took the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to bury 22 of those for a percentage of 64.7%. When it comes to shots from distance, Marquette converted 9 of their 19 attempts (47.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Golden Eagles walked away from this one shooting 22 for 50 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.0%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Panthers to knock down 16 of 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 26.2% for this game. They wrapped up this game 29.2% from three-point range by going 7 of 24 and ended up going 11 out of 18 at the charity stripe (61.1%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Marquette allowed Eastern Illinois to pull down 27 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Theo John saw the court a lot for the Golden Eagles for the contest. He converted 3 out of 3 for the game giving him a rate of 100.0%, which had him finishing with 9 points. John snagged 9 boards in his 29 minutes and had 3 dimes in this game. One more player that was important for Marquette was Dawson Garcia. He ended up with 16 points in 28 minutes on the court via 5 out of 10 shooting for the contest. Garcia wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 8 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Marquette (-4.5) and over 146 points
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