Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State (+14.5)
The Oklahoma Sooners (7-4) host the Kansas State Wildcats (5-9) at Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday. Kansas State opens this game as 14.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 136.5.
Kansas State will play this contest with a win-loss record of 5-9 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per game and as a team they commit 17.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Kansas State is collecting 31.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 202 dimes so far this season, which is 47th in the country in terms of passing. The Wildcats are shooting 31.2% on three-point shots (102 of 327) and 66.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 65.5 points per contest (293rd in college hoops) while connecting on 43.4% from the field. On defense, the Wildcats have forced 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 15.3 fouls. They are giving up 37.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 223rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (72.0). The Wildcats defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.2% (359 of 745) and they concede 31.9 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 305th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 194 conceded on the season.
The Kansas State Wildcats stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas Longhorns and took a loss by a final of 82-67 in their last contest. Kansas State wrapped up the contest with a 43.1% FG percentage (25 of 58) and made 7 of 19 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Wildcats knocked down 10 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 62.5%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 32 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 12 assists for the game while getting 2 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Kansas State allowed 43.1% from the field on 25 out of 58 shooting. Texas totaled 17 assists and had 9 steals for the game. Moreover, the Longhorns collected 32 boards (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Texas finished the contest at 57.1% from the charity stripe by making 8 of 14 shots. They also buried 12 of their 31 tries from downtown.
Davion Bradford is one guy who came through in this contest. He ended up with 14 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He played for 26 minutes and also pulled down 7 boards. Bradford finished shooting 60.0% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Wildcats was Rudi Williams. He had 6 rebounds and also totaled 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the field for the matchup via 4-of-9 (12 points). In all, Williams was on the hardwood for 31 minutes.
Oklahoma has a record of 7-4 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Sooners are connecting on 44.8% from the field, which has them ranked 163rd in the country. Oklahoma has accounted for 856 points for the campaign (77.8 per contest) and they grab 37.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 15.4 times per contest (73rd in Division 1) and they turn it over 10.5 times per contest. The Sooners are committing 14.1 personal fouls per game while shooting 79.3% from the charity stripe. The Sooners on defense are ranked 128th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.4. The Oklahoma defense surrenders 37.7% on shots from 3-point land (100 of 265) and their opponents are converting on 71.2% of their foul shots. They have allowed 11.5 dimes and 35.1 boards per game, which ranks 85th and 174th in the nation. They have forced 13.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (121st in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oklahoma Sooners took home the win by a final score of 82-46 when they faced the TCU Horned Frogs. The Sooners were able to corral 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 38 in the matchup. They rejected 5 attempts while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Horned Frogs had 9 fouls for this contest which took the Sooners to the charity stripe for a total of 6 shots. They were able to make 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 100.0%. When talking about three-point shots, Oklahoma made 12 of their 27 attempts (44.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Sooners went 32 out of 69 from the field which had them sitting at 46.4%. The Sooners allowed the Horned Frogs to convert 18 of 52 attempts from the floor which had them at 34.6% in the matchup. They shot 21.1% from distance by hitting 4 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 6 out of 17 from the free throw line (35.3%). When talking about how they rebounded, Oklahoma permitted TCU to snag 33 in all (9 offensive).
De'Vion Harmon pitched in for the Sooners for this game. He made 9 out of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Harmon totaled 6 boards in his 35 minutes and had 4 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Oklahoma was Austin Reaves. He notched 11 points in his 35 minutes on the court by way of 4 of 9 shooting in this game. Reaves ended the game having shot 44.4% from the floor while also collecting 6 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-14.5) and over 136.5 points
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