Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas (+1)
Lloyd Noble Center is the site where and the Oklahoma Sooners (8-4) will play the Kansas Jayhawks (10-4) on Saturday. The line on this game has Oklahoma as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 142.
Kansas enters this matchup with a record of 10-4 so far this season. They are giving up possession 13.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Kansas is snagging 39.8 boards per contest and has accumulated 194 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 89th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Jayhawks are shooting 37.0% on 3-point shots (115 of 311) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 75.9 points per outing (101st in D-1) while going 44.5% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Jayhawks are able to force 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 16.9 fouls. The Jayhawks defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 41.6% (349 of 838) and they surrender 32.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 191st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 157 relinquished for the season. They are surrendering 34.0% on shots from distance and they are ranked 127th in college basketball in opponents points per game (68.1).
The Kansas Jayhawks took the court against the Baylor Bears and took a loss by a score of 77-69 in their last contest. Kansas walked away from the game having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (25 of 52) and buried 10 out of their 19 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Jayhawks converted 9 of their 12 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 22 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 18 assists in this matchup while getting 5 steals and 3 blocks. In the matter of defense, Kansas allowed the other team to shoot 48.1% from the floor on 25 out of 52 shooting. Baylor distributed 14 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Bears totaled 25 boards (8 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Baylor finished the game at 92.3% at the free throw line by converting 12 of 13 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 19 attempts from 3-point range.
Christian Braun is a player who was a contributor in this matchup. He ended up with 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins played and also pulled down 4 boards. Braun finished the game shooting 71.4% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Jayhawks was Ochai Agbaji. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He went 41.7% from the field in this contest by connecting on 5-of-12 (16 points). When all was said and done, Agbaji saw the court for 31 min.
Oklahoma has a win-loss record of 8-4 this year. Oklahoma has tallied 932 points so far this year (77.7 per contest) and they collect 37.2 boards per contest. The Sooners commit 13.8 personal fouls every game and they go 76.6% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sooners are hitting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks 154th in Division 1. They are earning an assist 15.7 times per game (65th in the country) and they are turning it over 10.3 times per contest. The Sooners defensively are ranked 92nd in the nation in PPG allowed with 66.8. The Oklahoma defense gives up 36.8% on shots from distance (103 of 280) and their opponents are converting on 70.4% of their foul shots. They surrender 11.3 assists and 36.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 69th and 224th in college hoops. They are able to force 14.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (97th in D-1).
For their last game, the Oklahoma Sooners got the win with a final of 76-50 against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Sooners were able to corral 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 32 in this contest. They also blocked 7 tries while recording 13 steals for the matchup. The Wildcats had 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Sooners to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a percentage of 52.4%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Oklahoma converted 7 of their 20 attempts (35.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Sooners shot 29 for 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.0%. The Sooners allowed the Wildcats to bury 22 out of 61 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.1% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 20.0% from three-point range via 3 of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 3 of 6 from the free throw line (50.0%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Oklahoma permitted Kansas State to grab 43 in all (11 on the offensive side).
De'Vion Harmon ended up having an impact for the Sooners in the game. He converted 6 of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 54.5%, which earned him 16 points. Harmon snagged 4 boards in his 31 minutes played and had 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Oklahoma was Alondes Williams. He was able to score 13 points in his 24 minutes played by going 5 out of 8 shooting in the matchup. Williams ended the game having shot 62.5% from the field and also contributing 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-1)
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