UTSA Roadrunners vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 12/3/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA (+14.5)
The Oklahoma Sooners (0-0) play the UTSA Roadrunners (1-1) at Lloyd Noble Center on Thursday. UTSA opens this game as 14.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 150.5.
UTSA comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 1-1 so far this season. They are turning it over 15.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, UTSA is pulling in 42.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 32 dimes so far this season, which is 136th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Roadrunners are connecting on 30.8% on 3-point shots (12 of 39) and 73.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 80.5 points per game (85th in Division 1) while connecting on 45.9% from the field. On defense, the Roadrunners are forcing 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They surrender 35.3% on 3-point shots and they rank 196th in D-1 in opponents points per game (76.0). The Roadrunners are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.1% (54 of 138) and they surrender 40.0 boards per game as a team. They rank 160th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 32 relinquished this year.
The UTSA Roadrunners played the UTRGV Vaqueros and ended up losing by a score of 81-64 in their last contest. UTSA wrapped up the game having earned a 41.7% field goal percentage (25 out of 60) and converted 4 of their 20 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Roadrunners buried 10 of their 12 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists for the contest as well as having 2 steals and 5 rejections. When discussing defense, UTSA allowed 41.7% from the floor on 25 of 60. UT Rio Grande totaled 19 dimes and 7 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Vaqueros collected 34 rebounds (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 5 rejections. UT Rio Grande finished the game at 73.1% when shooting free throws by making 19 of 26 shots. They also converted 10 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Keaton Wallace is one guy who was a contributor for this game. He left the arena with 6 points on 2 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes played and pulled down 6 rebounds. Wallace finished shooting 28.6% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of action in this game for the Roadrunners was Erik Czumbel. He collected 4 boards and totaled 3 dimes. He ended up going 60.0% from the floor for the game by going 3-of-5 (9 points). When the final whistle blew, Czumbel played for 28 minutes.
Oklahoma had a mark of 19-12 last year. When it comes to offense, the Sooners connected on 42.0% from the floor, which had them ranked 260th in the nation. Oklahoma earned 2,177 pts throughout last year (70.2 per game) and they grabbed 36.9 rebounds per game. They dished out assists 11.8 times per game (191st in the country) and they lost possession via turnover 11.1 times per game. The Sooners were responsible for committing 13.4 personal fouls every game and they connected on 76.6% from the free throw line. The Sooners on the defensive side of the court were 117th in D-1 in PPG given up with 67.4. They relinquished 11.9 dimes and 38.1 rebounds per contest, which was ranked 118th and 180th in college basketball. The Oklahoma defense gave up 33.6% on shots from distance (262 of 780) and opponents knocked down 71.1% of their free throw shots. They forced their opponents into 11.6 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the floor (96th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma Sooners took home the win by a final score of 78-76 when they faced the TCU Horned Frogs. The Sooners collected 25 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 35 in the matchup. They also rejected 10 shots while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Horned Frogs committed 21 personal fouls for this game which took the Sooners to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 79.2%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Oklahoma made 9 out of 23 attempts (39.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Sooners shot 25 out of 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Sooners allowed the Horned Frogs to knock down 28 of their 62 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.2% in this contest. They shot 57.1% from 3-point land by going 12 of 21 and ended up shooting 8 out of 15 at the free throw line (53.3%). In reference to how they rebounded, Oklahoma permitted TCU to snag 34 in all (11 offensive).
Austin Reaves was important for the Sooners for the contest. He knocked down 12 out of 23 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.2%, which had him finishing with 41 points. Reaves snagged 5 boards in his 38 minutes and had 6 assists for this contest. An additional guy who saw a lot of action for Oklahoma was De'Vion Harmon. He ended up walking away with 3 points in 35 minutes on the court by way of 1 of 6 shooting in the game. Harmon finished going 16.7% from the field as well as totaling 2 dimes and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-14.5) and over 150.5 points
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