Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (+9)
Frank Erwin Center is the site where and the Texas Longhorns (6-1) will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-1) on Sunday. Texas opens this contest as 9-point favorites. The total opens at 141.
Oklahoma State comes into this one with a win-loss record of 6-1 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 77.1 pts per contest (111th in D-1) while going 44.4% from the field. The Cowboys are hitting 30.7% on three-point attempts (46 of 150) and 69.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Oklahoma State is pulling down 41.9 boards per game and has racked up 95 assists for the campaign, which ranks 88th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.1 personal fouls per game. On defense, the Cowboys are able to force 15.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 245th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 89 surrendered on the campaign. The Cowboys defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.2% (174 of 433) and they surrender 36.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 165th in college hoops in PPG allowed (69.3).
The Oklahoma State Cowboys faced the TCU Horned Frogs and took a loss by a final of 77-76 in their last contest. Oklahoma State ended with a 41.8% FG percentage (28 of 67) and made 3 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Cowboys knocked down 17 of 26 attempts for a rate of 65.4%. Regarding pulling down boards, they collected a total of 34 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 13 dimes for the contest in addition to having 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to defense, Oklahoma State allowed their opponent to shoot 41.8% from the floor on 28 out of 67. TCU earned 10 assists and 5 steals in the game. In addition, the Horned Frogs collected 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. TCU went 60.0% from the free throw line by burying 9 of 15 shots. They converted 8 out of their 17 shots from long range.
Isaac Likekele is a guy who saw a lot of minutes in this game. He accumulated 10 points on 3 of 5 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and also totaled 9 rebounds. Likekele finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 6 assists. One more player that played big minutes in the matchup for the Cowboys was Cade Cunningham. He had 8 boards and accounted for 3 assists. He finished the game at 33.3% from the field for the contest via 6-of-18 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Cunningham played 31 minutes.
Texas has a record of 6-1 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Longhorns are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 165th in Division 1. Texas has scored 521 points for the season (74.4 per contest) and they pull in 39.7 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 13.7 times per game (169th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per game. The Longhorns are committing 22.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 71.2% from the charity stripe. The Longhorns on defense are ranked 37th in college basketball in PPG given up with 60.9. They have surrendered 7.7 dimes and 34.4 rebounds every game, which ranks 5th and 137th in Division 1. The Texas defense gives up 26.7% on 3-point attempts (28 of 105) and their opponents are converting on 64.3% of their foul shots. They have forced 12.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 36.9% from the floor (33rd in the nation).
For their last game, the Texas Longhorns went home victorious with a score of 79-63 when they faced the Sam Houston State Bearkats. The Longhorns earned 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this contest. They rejected 6 shots while recording 8 steals in the game. The Bearkats earned 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Longhorns to the free throw line for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to convert 21 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 72.4%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Texas converted 10 of their 31 attempts (32.3%). Overall, the Longhorns shot 24 out of 56 from the field which had them shooting 42.9%. The Longhorns allowed the Bearkats to make 19 of their 54 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 35.2% for the game. They went 50.0% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 16 and finished the game at 17 out of 29 at the charity stripe (58.6%). When it comes to rebounding, Texas allowed Sam Houston State to pull down 26 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Courtney Ramey pitched in for the Longhorns in this game. He made 6 out of 10 for this contest for a rate of 60.0%, which earned him 17 points. Ramey had 4 rebounds in his 33 minutes and had 6 dimes in the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Texas was Andrew Jones. He notched 13 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood via 3 of 8 from the floor in this game. Jones wrapped this one up going 37.5% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (-9) and over 141 points
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