Butler Bulldogs vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 12/7/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Lloyd Noble Center is where the Oklahoma Sooners (7-1) will play the Butler Bulldogs (5-3) on Tuesday.
The Butler Bulldogs faced off with Saginaw Valley and went home with a win by a final score of 68-57 in their last contest. Butler finished the game with a 47.2% field goal percentage (25 out of 53) and converted 9 out of their 23 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs knocked down 9 of their 13 shots for a percentage of 69.2%. With respect to pulling down boards, they compiled 31 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 15 assists in this game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to the defense, Butler allowed the other team to shoot 40.7% from the floor on 22 out of 54 shooting. Saginaw Valley doled out 14 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Saginaw Valley collected 27 rebounds (3 offensive, 24 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Saginaw Valley finished the game at 71.4% at the charity stripe by burying 5 of 7 tries. They also converted 8 of their 24 shots from 3-point land. When discussing fouls, the Bulldogs walked away with 12 and Saginaw Valley recorded 15 fouls.
Bryce Golden is one guy who was a factor for the contest. He recorded 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 26 minutes played and collected 8 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 70.0% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Butler comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 5-3 on the year. They are giving up possession 15.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Butler is collecting 32.3 rebounds per contest and has 104 dimes this season, which ranks 222nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are hitting 37.6% from downtown (70 of 186) and 72.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 64.6 pts per game (304th in D-1) while hitting 44.4% from the field.
On defense, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 35th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 75 surrendered so far this season. The Bulldogs defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.0% (175 of 437) and they surrender 30.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 28.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 25th in college basketball in PPG allowed (58.4).
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma Sooners walked away with a victory by a final of 74-67 when they played Florida. When discussing rebounds, Oklahoma allowed Florida to get 31 in total (8 offensive). They finished the game shooting 16.7% from distance by going 4 out of 24 and ended up going 15 out of 18 from the charity stripe (83.3%). The Sooners permitted Florida to make 24 of their 57 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.1% for this contest. Overall, the Sooners ended up shooting 28 for 57 from the floor which had them shooting 49.1%. In terms of shots from downtown, Oklahoma converted 4 of their 14 attempts (28.6%). They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Florida was called for 16 fouls in this contest which took the Sooners to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They also coughed it up 12 times, while getting 10 steals in this contest. The Sooners recorded 23 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 28 in the game.
Tanner Groves was important for the Sooners in this game. He scored 20 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup. He made 8 out of 11 for the game for a rate of 72.7%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Oklahoma has a win-loss mark of 7-1 on the season. The Sooners are committing 14.8 fouls per game and they go 72.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.6 times per contest (38th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per contest. Oklahoma has accounted for 605 points this year (75.6 per game) and they collect 35.4 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Sooners are connecting on 50.0% from the floor, which is 14th in the country.
The Sooners on the defensive end are ranked 44th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 60.3. They have forced 15.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (103rd in college basketball). The Oklahoma defense allows 26.5% from downtown (48 of 181) and their opponents are making 70.2% of their foul shots. They have conceded 10.5 assists and 30.9 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 70th and 44th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Butler
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