Oklahoma State Cowboys vs UT Arlington Mavericks Prediction, 11/25/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs UT Arlington Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (-6)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-14 last season) head to College Park Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the UT Arlington Mavericks (14-18 last year). The odds on this matchup have Oklahoma State as 6-point favorites. The O/U is set at 139.5.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys stepped onto the hardwood against the Iowa State Cyclones and went home with a win by a final score of 72-71 in their last game of the season. Oklahoma State finished the contest with a 49.1% FG percentage (26 out of 53) and converted 3 of their 13 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cowboys made 17 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 77.3%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 25 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 dimes for the game as well as getting 6 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Oklahoma State allowed 49.1% from the floor by shooting 26 of 53. Iowa State recorded 7 dimes and 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, the Cyclones pulled down 32 boards (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Iowa State ended up going 88.9% at the charity stripe by making 8 of 9 attempts. They made 7 out of their 20 tries from 3-point range. Isaac Likekele is someone who came through in the matchup. He scored 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins and pulled down 5 rebounds. Likekele ended up going 64.3% from the floor and totaled 9 assists. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Cowboys was Cameron McGriff. He totaled 8 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished the game at 41.7% from the floor for this game via 5-of-12 (17 points). In all, McGriff saw the court for 36 minutes.
Oklahoma State will take the court after finishing with a mark of 18-14 last year. The Cowboys connected on 31.5% on three-point shots (189 of 600) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They averaged 67.6 pts per contest (277th in college hoops) while connecting on 42.5% from the field. They turned the ball over 13.3 times per contest and as a unit committed 17.9 fouls per game. As a team Oklahoma State pulled in 35.7 boards per game and totaled 379 dimes throughout last year, which was 262nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. When they were on the defensive end the Cowboys forced 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They conceded 29.9% on 3-point shots while they were 79th in the country in opponents points per game (66.1). The Cowboys gave up a FG percentage of 40.1% (722 of 1,801) and they conceded 34.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They were ranked 214th in college basketball in allowing assists 409 relinquished last year.
For their last game, the UT Arlington Mavericks took a defeat with a final score of 63-62 when they faced the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Mavericks collected 20 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in the matchup. They also blocked 2 attempts while getting 3 steals for the game. The Chanticleers were called for 16 personal fouls for this game which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of the free throws for a rate of 57.1%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, UT Arlington buried 10 of 33 attempts (30.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mavericks shot 22 for 60 from the floor which had them shooting 36.7%. The Mavericks allowed the Chanticleers to make 21 out of their 57 tries from the floor which left them shooting 36.8% for the contest. They finished shooting 7.7% from distance by shooting 1 of 13 and finished the contest at 20 out of 21 from the free throw line (95.2%). When discussing rebounds, UT Arlington allowed Coastal Carolina to pull down 41 in total (12 on the offensive glass). Sam Griffin was important for the Mavericks for the matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 12 in the game giving him a rate of 41.7%, which earned him 14 points. Griffin collected 2 boards in his 31 minutes and accumulated 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who came through for UT Arlington was Jabari Narcis. He ended up finishing with 7 points in his 24 minutes on the court by way of 2 of 9 from the floor for the contest. Narcis ended up shooting 22.2% from the floor as well as collecting 2 dimes and 5 rebounds.
UT Arlington had a record of 14-18 last season. As an offensive unit the Mavericks shot 41.5% from the field, which ranked 292nd in the nation. UT Arlington accounted for 2,259 pts over the course of last season (70.6 per contest) and they pulled down 37.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists was at 14.9 times per contest (35th in college basketball) and they turned it over 11.2 times per game. The Mavericks were responsible for committing 17.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.8% from the charity stripe. The Mavericks on defense were ranked 151st in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.4. The UT Arlington perimeter defense surrendered 29.6% on 3-point shots (196 of 662) and their opponents converted on 68.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They were able to force 12.2 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 41.2% from the floor (78th in Division 1). They conceded 13.0 dimes and 38.4 rebounds every game, which was ranked 217th and 326th in the country.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (-6)
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