Arkansas Razorbacks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas (+1)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-4) host the Arkansas Razorbacks (13-4) at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Oklahoma State as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 152.
Arkansas heads into this matchup with a record of 13-4 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per game and as a group are committing 17.2 personal fouls every game. As a team, Arkansas is collecting 41.6 boards per contest and has accumulated 258 assists for the season, which has them ranked 23rd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Razorbacks are shooting 34.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (147 of 425) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They average 84.4 points per game (9th in the country) while going 45.3% from the field. Defensively, the Razorbacks have forced 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.5 fouls. They concede 30.3% from beyond the arc and they rank 176th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (70.1). The Razorbacks defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.6% (427 of 1,027) and they surrender 34.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 238th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 195 surrendered this year.
The Arkansas Razorbacks faced off with the Ole Miss Rebels and went home with a win by a final score of 74-59 in their last contest. Arkansas ended with a 48.1% FG percentage (26 out of 54) and buried 7 of their 17 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Razorbacks knocked down 15 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 12 dimes in the game as well as having 6 steals and 6 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, Arkansas allowed their opponent to shoot 48.1% from the floor on 26 of 54 shooting. Ole Miss dished out 9 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Rebels grabbed 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Ole Miss finished the game at 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 12 attempts. They also made 1 of 16 attempts from distance.
Justin Smith is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He accounted for 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting. He played 30 mins played and also snagged 6 rebounds. Smith finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Razorbacks was Jalen Tate. He grabbed 2 boards and tallied 3 assists. He finished shooting 42.9% from the floor in this game by hitting 3-of-7 (9 points). Overall, Tate was on the hardwood for 37 min.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 10-4 for the season. The Cowboys commit 16.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 67.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.6 times per game (164th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 15.0 times per contest. Oklahoma State has earned 1,072 points this season (76.6 per game) and they grab 40.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Cowboys are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which is 81st in the country. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 197th in college hoops in points given up per game with 70.8. They are able to force 13.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the floor (61st in college hoops). The Oklahoma State defense concedes 33.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (116 of 347) and their opposition knocks down 66.8% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 12.3 assists and 35.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 133rd and 192nd in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the court, the Oklahoma State Cowboys took home the win by a final score of 81-60 when they faced the Iowa State Cyclones. The Cowboys earned 34 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 45 for this contest. They also stuffed 4 tries while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Cyclones committed 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to make 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 42.9%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Oklahoma State converted 5 of 14 attempts (35.7%). In all, the Cowboys finished 35 out of 59 from the floor which had them sitting at 59.3%. The Cowboys allowed the Cyclones to make 20 out of their 58 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.5% for this game. They went 31.8% from distance by going 7 of 22 and ended up shooting 13 out of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Oklahoma State allowed Iowa State to pull down 16 in all (4 offensive).
Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe ended up being a factor for the Cowboys for the game. He converted 11 of 17 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 64.7%, which earned him 22 points. Moncrieffe pulled down 12 rebounds in his 33 mins and accounted for 2 assists for the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Oklahoma State was Kalib Boone. He racked up 15 points in his 21 minutes played by way of 7 out of 7 from the floor in this contest. Boone ended the game having shot 100.0% from the field and also collecting 2 assists and 8 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arkansas (+1)
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