Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (-4)
The Wichita State Shockers (1-1) play the Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0) at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday. The line on this game has Oklahoma State as 4-point favorites. The total is set at 143.
Oklahoma State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 5-0 this year. They are averaging 79.4 points per contest (93rd in D-1) while shooting 45.9% from the floor. The Cowboys are shooting 33.6% on shots from 3-point land (36 of 107) and 70.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma State is snagging 42.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 71 dimes for the campaign, which is 80th in college basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per game and as a group are committing 15.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Cowboys are able to force 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 139th in D-1 in points per game allowed (68.8). The Cowboys defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.6% (123 of 319) and they surrender 36.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 249th in college basketball in giving up assists with 68 relinquished so far this year.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys faced the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and went home with a win by a final score of 83-78 in their last contest. Oklahoma State ended the contest with a 43.8% field goal percentage (28 of 64) and converted 4 of their 14 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Cowboys made 23 of 31 attempts for a rate of 74.2%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 40 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 9 assists in this game as well as earning 8 steals and 5 blocks. With respect to defense, Oklahoma State allowed the other team to shoot 43.8% from the floor on 28 of 64. Oral Roberts recorded 16 dimes and 4 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Golden Eagles had 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Oral Roberts finished the game shooting 83.3% from the free throw line by making 10 of 12 shots. They also knocked down 16 out of their 33 shots from downtown.
Cade Cunningham is a player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He walked away with 29 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He played for 33 minutes and grabbed 4 rebounds. Cunningham shot 50.0% from the field and recorded 3 assists. One more player that saw a lot of court time in the game for the Cowboys was Kalib Boone. He grabbed 3 boards and collected 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field in this matchup by shooting 4-of-9 (11 points). Overall, Boone was on the court for 17 min.
Wichita State has a win-loss mark of 1-1 on the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Shockers are connecting on 37.1% from the field, which is ranked 328th in the nation. Wichita State has totaled 147 points on the season (73.5 per contest) and they pull in 39.0 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 10.0 times per contest (284th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 8.5 times per game. The Shockers have committed 14.0 fouls per game and they hit 71.7% from the charity stripe. The Shockers on the defensive side of the court are 239th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 76.0. They have relinquished 15.0 assists and 41.5 rebounds every game, which is 241st and 278th in college hoops. The Wichita State defense allows 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (19 of 51) and opponents are connecting on 65.7% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (216th in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wichita State Shockers went home defeated by a final of 72-62 when they played the Missouri Tigers. The Shockers were able to snag 20 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this contest. They also stuffed 5 shots while getting 4 steals in the game. The Tigers committed 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Shockers to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a clip of 61.1%. In regard to 3-pointers, Wichita State converted 7 out of 25 attempts (28.0%). Overall, the Shockers shot 22 out of 66 from the field which gave them a rate of 33.3%. The Shockers permitted the Tigers to make 25 of their 52 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 48.1% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 30.0% from distance by shooting 6 out of 20 and finished the game at 16 out of 22 at the charity stripe (72.7%). In regard to rebounds, Wichita State permitted Missouri to get 39 in total (8 offensive).
Tyson Etienne ended up playing a lot for the Shockers in the matchup. He knocked down 3 out of 12 for the matchup for a rate of 25.0%, which earned him 14 points. Etienne grabbed 2 rebounds in his 33 minutes and totaled 2 assists for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Wichita State was Alterique Gilbert. He finished with 13 points in 32 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 16 shooting for the contest. Gilbert ended up shooting 31.3% from the field and also contributing 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wichita State (+4)
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