Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oral Roberts (+17)
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the venue where and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0) will take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-2) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Oklahoma State as 17-point favorites. The total has been set at 152.5.
Oral Roberts enters this game with a mark of 1-2 this year. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Oral Roberts is pulling down 38.0 boards per game and has tallied 44 assists for the year, which is 155th in the nation in terms of passing. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (33 of 95) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 79.0 pts per contest (92nd in D-1) while shooting 43.1% from the field. On defense, the Golden Eagles are forcing 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 257th in college basketball in points per game allowed (79.7). The Golden Eagles are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.4% (82 of 189) and they relinquish 40.3 boards per game as a squad. They are 153rd in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 41 surrendered on the campaign.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles faced the Wichita State Shockers and ended up losing by a score of 85-80 in their last contest. Oral Roberts finished the game with a 42.3% field goal percentage (30 out of 71) and buried 13 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles converted 7 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 53.8%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 35 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 dimes for this contest in addition to earning 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defending, Oral Roberts allowed their opponent to shoot 42.3% from the floor on 30 out of 71. Wichita State recorded 12 assists and 5 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Shockers collected 35 boards (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Wichita State finished the game at 78.6% when shooting free throws by making 22 of 28 shots. They also buried 9 out of their 22 shots from downtown.
Kevin Obanor is a guy who played a role for the contest. He ended up finishing with 27 points on 11 out of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes played and pulled down 7 rebounds. Obanor shot 50.0% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Golden Eagles was Max Abmas. He snagged 6 rebounds and also had 8 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the floor for this game by going 10-of-20 (28 points). Overall, Abmas played for 32 min.
Oklahoma State has a win-loss record of 4-0 this season. The Cowboys are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game and they connect on 69.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 15.5 times per contest (97th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.5 times per game. Oklahoma State has accumulated 314 points on the year (78.5 per game) and they collect 41.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Cowboys are connecting on 46.4% from the field, which is 154th in the country. The Cowboys on defense are ranked 110th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 66.5. The Oklahoma State defense surrenders 30.0% on shots from distance (33 of 110) and opponents are connecting on 54.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 13.0 assists and 37.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 156th and 198th in the country. They are able to force 14.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.5% from the floor (54th in D-1).
In their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys got the victory with a final of 84-71 when they played the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. The Cowboys were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 36 in this contest. They also rejected 4 shots while getting 9 steals for the game. The Golden Grizzlies earned 13 fouls for the game which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Oklahoma State converted 10 out of their 26 attempts (38.5%). In all, the Cowboys ended up shooting 32 for 61 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.5%. The Cowboys permitted the Golden Grizzlies to convert 24 out of 62 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.7% in the matchup. They finished 45.9% from three-point range by going 17 out of 37 and finished the game at 6 of 13 from the free throw line (46.2%). When discussing how they rebounded, Oklahoma State permitted Oakland to get 26 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Cade Cunningham ended up having an impact for the Cowboys for the contest. He converted 6 of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, which earned him 18 points. Cunningham pulled down 4 rebounds in his 35 mins and had 8 dimes for the game. One more player who saw a lot of court time for Oklahoma State was Isaac Likekele. He was able to score 16 points in 33 minutes played by going 7 of 8 from the floor in this game. Likekele wrapped this one up going 87.5% from the floor in addition to earning 3 dimes and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (-17)
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