Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+14.5)
Lloyd Noble Center is the venue where and the Oklahoma Sooners (11-5) will take on the Iowa State Cyclones (2-10) on Saturday. Oklahoma opens this game as 14.5-point favorites. The total opens at 141.
Iowa State comes into this game with a mark of 2-10 on the year. They are giving up possession 16.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Iowa State is pulling in 30.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 135 dimes for the campaign, which is 309th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Cyclones are shooting 32.2% on shots from distance (85 of 264) and 72.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 67.0 points per outing (282nd in the nation) while going 44.5% from the field. On the defensive end, the Cyclones have forced 14.3 turnovers every game and they draw 14.1 fouls. The Cyclones defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.4% (331 of 714) and they surrender 38.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 74th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 155 conceded for the campaign. They are giving up 30.6% on three-point shots and they are 309th in D-1 in points per game allowed (77.1).
The Iowa State Cyclones stepped onto the hardwood against the West Virginia Mountaineers and took a loss by a score of 76-72 in their last game. Iowa State ended having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (28 of 63) and made 9 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Cyclones converted 7 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 18 dimes for this game while getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to the defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the floor on 28 of 63 shooting. West Virginia doled out 13 assists and had 12 steals for the game. Moreover, the Mountaineers collected 44 rebounds (15 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. West Virginia finished the game shooting 70.8% when shooting free throws by making 17 of 24 shots. They also knocked down 7 of their 19 attempts from distance.
Rasir Bolton is one player who came through in this contest. He accumulated 15 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also collected 6 boards. Bolton ended up going 46.7% from the field and also recorded 7 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Cyclones was Tyler Harris. He grabbed 2 boards and also had 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field for this game by connecting on 5-of-10 (15 points). In all, Harris played for 23 min.
Oklahoma has a record of 11-5 so far this year. When it comes to offense, the Sooners are hitting on 43.8% from the floor, which ranks 205th in college hoops. Oklahoma has accounted for 1,205 points on the campaign (75.3 per game) and they collect 37.3 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per game (133rd in the country) and they are giving up possession 10.6 times per contest. The Sooners are responsible for committing 14.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 74.3% from the charity stripe. The Sooners on the defensive end are ranked 85th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (80th in the nation). The Oklahoma defense allows 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (132 of 369) and their opponents are knocking down 71.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 11.4 dimes and 36.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 68th and 226th in D-1.
In their last game, the Oklahoma Sooners took a loss by a score of 57-52 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Sooners corralled 21 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in the game. They also turned away 2 tries while recording 8 steals for the game. The Red Raiders were called for 11 fouls for this game which took the Sooners to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.9%. In terms of 3-pointers, Oklahoma converted 6 of their 22 tries (27.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Sooners ended up shooting 18 out of 54 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3%. The Sooners permitted the Red Raiders to convert 17 of 51 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3% in this matchup. They went 35.7% from beyond the perimeter by going 5 of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). In reference to rebounding, Oklahoma allowed Texas Tech to collect 37 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Umoja Gibson was important for the Sooners for the contest. He knocked down 4 of 8 for the game for a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 14 points. Gibson collected 7 rebounds in his 34 minutes played and had 2 dimes for this contest. One more player that played a role for Oklahoma was De'Vion Harmon. He notched 12 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 15 from the floor for this contest. Harmon ended the game having shot 26.7% from the field in addition to contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa State (+14.5) and over 141 points
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