Arkansas Razorbacks vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, OK
The Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) will compete against the Arkansas Razorbacks (9-0) at Bank of Oklahoma Center on Saturday.
The Arkansas Razorbacks took the court against Charlotte and earned the victory with a final of 86-66 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Razorbacks ended up finishing with 13 while Charlotte recorded 17 personal fouls. They also knocked down 6 of 24 attempts from three-point range. Charlotte finished 90.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 11 attempts. Additionally, Charlotte pulled down 21 rebounds (4 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Charlotte recorded 15 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. With regard to the defense, Arkansas allowed 44.6% from the field on 25 of 56 shooting. They also dished out 14 dimes in this game as well as creating 12 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Razorbacks made 15 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Arkansas finished the contest with a 53.1% FG percentage (34 out of 64) and converted 3 of their 13 shots from distance.
JD Notae is a player who played a role in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes played and also snagged 10 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Arkansas enters this game with a win-loss mark of 9-0 on the season. They are averaging 83.3 pts per contest (21st in Division 1) while connecting on 48.1% from the floor. The Razorbacks are hitting 28.5% on shots from distance (51 of 179) and 69.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Arkansas is collecting 40.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 151 assists so far this season, which is 38th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.1 times per game and as a unit are committing 14.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Razorbacks have forced 15.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 fouls. They are 245th in college basketball in giving up assists with 121 surrendered this year. The Razorbacks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.9% (215 of 513) and they surrender 30.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are conceding 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 156th in D-1 in points per game allowed (67.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oklahoma Sooners walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-62 when they faced Butler. Regarding team rebounding, Oklahoma permitted Butler to pull down 40 overall (13 on the offensive glass). They went 36.8% from 3-point land by hitting 7 out of 19 and ended up shooting 7 of 12 from the charity stripe (58.3%). The Sooners allowed Butler to convert 26 out of their 63 tries from the floor which had them at 41.3% in this game. Overall, the Sooners finished 25 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.6%. In regard to 3-pointers, Oklahoma buried 9 out of their 31 attempts (29.0%). They were able to knock down 3 of those for a percentage of 60.0%. Butler was called for 11 fouls for this contest which got the Sooners to the free throw line for a total of 5 shots. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Sooners were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 28 in the game.
Elijah Harkless ended up being a factor for the Sooners for this contest. He buried 7 of 13 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and totaled 4 rebounds. He earned 16 points in his 34 mins of playing time and accounted for 2 assists for the contest.
Oklahoma has a record of 7-2 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Sooners are hitting on 49.4% from the field, which has them ranked 21st in college basketball. Oklahoma has totaled 667 pts for the year (74.1 per contest) and they pull down 34.8 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.3 times per game (42nd in the nation) and they turn it over 13.2 times per game. The Sooners are responsible for committing 15.1 personal fouls per game and they connect on 71.8% from the free throw line.
The Oklahoma defense allows 27.5% on 3-pointers (55 of 200) and opponents are knocking down 69.0% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 10.1 dimes and 32.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 52nd and 86th in college hoops. The Sooners on the defensive end are ranked 49th in the nation in PPG allowed with 60.9. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the floor (98th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arkansas
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