Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 1/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Lloyd Noble Center is the site where the Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) will meet the Kansas State Wildcats (8-3) on Saturday.
The Kansas State Wildcats faced McNeese State and took home the win by a score of 74-59 in their last contest. Kansas State walked away from the game having earned a 47.2% FG percentage (25 of 53) and buried 10 of 26 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 14 of 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 32 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 17 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In regard to defending, Kansas State allowed the other team to shoot 43.9% from the floor on 25 out of 57 shooting. McNeese State recorded 13 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, McNeese State collected 25 boards (4 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. McNeese State ended up shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 2 of 3 shots. They buried 7 out of their 20 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Wildcats finished with 9 and McNeese State finished the game with 16 personal fouls.
Markquis Nowell is someone who was important in the game. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He played for 33 minutes and pulled down 4 boards. He finished the contest at 62.5% from the field and also earned 10 assists.
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Kansas State comes into this one with a record of 8-3 for the year. They average 70.9 points per outing (211th in the nation) on 44.3% from the floor. The Wildcats are connecting on 33.7% from downtown (85 of 252) and 74.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Kansas State is pulling in 38.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 160 dimes on the season, which is 186th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Wildcats are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 15.9 fouls. They give up 24.6% from 3-point land and they are 23rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (59.5). The Wildcats defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 38.3% (235 of 614) and they concede 33.5 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 85th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 129 conceded on the campaign.
When they last played, the Oklahoma Sooners took home the win by a final score of 72-48 when they faced Alcorn State. When talking about cleaning up the glass, Oklahoma permitted Alcorn State to pull down 25 overall (13 on the offensive glass). They shot 23.5% from distance by hitting 4 out of 17 and finished the game at 8 of 13 from the free throw line (61.5%). The Sooners permitted Alcorn State to knock down 18 of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 30.0% in this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Sooners went 27 for 45 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 60.0%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Oklahoma buried 9 out of 21 tries (42.9%). They were able to make 9 of them for a rate of 90.0%. Alcorn State was called for 13 fouls in this contest which took the Sooners to the free throw line for 10 tries. They turned the ball over 19 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Sooners snagged 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in the game.
Umoja Gibson was important for the Sooners for the game. He knocked down 6 out of 11 for this contest for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and had 4 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points in his 28 mins of playing time and accounted for 2 assists in this game.
Oklahoma has a record of 10-2 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Sooners are shooting 51.0% from the field, which ranks 5th in college basketball. Oklahoma has accounted for 897 pts so far this year (74.8 per contest) and they average 34.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 16.8 times per contest (32nd in the nation) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. The Sooners are responsible for committing 15.2 fouls per contest and they hit 75.0% from the free throw line.
The Oklahoma defense gives up 27.5% on shots from beyond the arc (72 of 262) and their opponents are knocking down 70.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 9.6 dimes and 31.2 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 25th and 38th in the country. The Sooners are ranked 22nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 59.3. They are able to force 15.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.4% from the field (28th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas State
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