Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State (+12)
The Iowa State Cyclones (2-21) travel to T-Mobile Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Oklahoma Sooners (14-9). Oklahoma opens this game as 12-point favorites. The total opens at 138.5.
Iowa State comes into this matchup with a mark of 2-21 so far this season. The Cyclones are shooting 32.2% on shots from beyond the arc (167 of 518) and 77.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 65.3 points per outing (309th in college hoops) while hitting 41.8% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Iowa State is pulling down 31.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 264 dimes so far this year, which is 243rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Cyclones have forced 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 211th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 304 conceded on the year. The Cyclones defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.1% (624 of 1,353) and they surrender 38.1 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 32.9% from beyond the arc while they are 305th in college hoops in PPG allowed (76.6).
The Iowa State Cyclones faced the Kansas State Wildcats and took a loss by a final of 61-56 in their last contest. Iowa State wrapped up the game with a 35.8% field goal percentage (19 of 53) and converted 5 of 23 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Cyclones made 13 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 9 assists in the matchup while creating 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When talking about the defense, Iowa State allowed the other team to go 38.0% from the floor on 19 of 50 shooting. Kansas State recorded 10 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, Kansas State pulled down 24 rebounds (2 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Kansas State ended up going 66.7% from the free throw line by making 16 of 24 attempts. They also made 7 of their 24 shots from downtown.
Jalen Coleman-Lands is one guy who came through for the matchup. He accumulated 19 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins played and totaled 5 rebounds. Coleman-Lands finished the game shooting 43.8% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Cyclones was Solomon Young. He collected 4 rebounds in his 29 minutes played. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the field for this contest by connecting on 6-of-10 (18 points). Overall, Young finished the game without a dime.
Oklahoma has a win-loss mark of 14-9 for the season. Oklahoma has accounted for 1,728 points on the year (75.1 per game) and they collect 36.4 boards per game. The Sooners are responsible for committing 14.7 fouls per game and they shoot 74.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sooners are hitting on 43.8% from the floor, which is 200th in the nation. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per contest (160th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 10.6 times per game. The Sooners are ranked 143rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 69.1. They have conceded 11.8 dimes and 36.7 boards per contest, which is 88th and 261st in those categories. The Oklahoma defense allows 35.7% on 3-point attempts (188 of 526) and opponents are making 72.9% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (106th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Oklahoma Sooners went home defeated by a final of 69-65 when they faced the Texas Longhorns. The Sooners were able to pull down 18 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 23 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 1 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Longhorns were called for 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Sooners to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They were able to make 14 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. With respect to three-point attempts, Oklahoma knocked down 7 out of 25 attempts (28.0%). Overall, the Sooners ended up going 22 out of 59 from the field which had them shooting 37.3%. The Sooners permitted the Longhorns to make 26 of their 53 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1% for the game. They went 44.4% from distance by hitting 8 of 18 and finished the contest at 9 of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). Regarding rebounding, Oklahoma permitted Texas to grab 33 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Austin Reaves was important for the Sooners for the contest. He buried 4 out of 12 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Reaves earned 16 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Oklahoma was Brady Manek. He accumulated 1 assist in 24 minutes played, and he shot 5 out of 8 from the floor. Manek ended the game having shot 62.5% from the field while also totaling 13 points and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-12)
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