North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 11/17/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
The NC State Wolfpack (2-0) are on their way to Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-1).
The NC State Wolfpack stepped onto the hardwood against Colgate and notched a win by a score of 77-74 in their last game. North Carolina State ended with a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 of 57) and buried 4 of 15 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wolfpack made 17 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. Regarding grabbing boards, they compiled 29 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 9 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. In regard to defense, North Carolina State allowed 45.5% from the field on 25 out of 55 shooting. Colgate doled out 18 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. Additionally, Colgate snagged 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Colgate finished 80.0% from the free throw line by converting 12 of 15 attempts. They also knocked down 12 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the Wolfpack walked away with 12 and Colgate finished the game with 18 fouls.
Dereon Seabron is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He finished the contest at 56.3% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes. He played for 34 minutes played and also pulled down 10 boards. He left the arena with 21 points on 9 of 16 shooting.
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North Carolina State comes into this matchup with a mark of 2-0 on the season. They lose possession via turnover 6.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 12.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, North Carolina State is snagging 37.0 boards per game and has accumulated 16 dimes for the season, which ranks 342nd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Wolfpack are shooting 28.2% on shots from beyond the arc (11 of 39) and 78.0% from the free throw line. They average 82.5 pts per contest (97th in D-1) while shooting 47.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Wolfpack are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.5 fouls. They concede 36.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 227th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (72.0). The Wolfpack defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.8% (54 of 118) and they relinquish 30.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 203rd in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 30 conceded on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Oklahoma State Cowboys went home victorious with a score of 72-59 when they faced Prairie View A&M. The Cowboys corralled 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the game. They coughed up the ball 20 times, while earning 17 steals for the contest. Prairie View A&M committed 28 personal fouls in the game which got the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 46 tries. They were able to knock down 28 of the free throws for a percentage of 60.9%. In terms of 3-point shots, Oklahoma State buried 4 of 13 attempts (30.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Cowboys finished 20 out of 43 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.5%. The Cowboys permitted Prairie View A&M to convert 18 out of their 50 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 36.0% in the matchup. They went 36.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). In the matter of rebounding, Oklahoma State permitted Prairie View A&M to collect 30 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Isaac Likekele ended up being a major contributor for the Cowboys for the contest. He buried 2 of 4 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He recorded 9 points in his 22 mins of playing time and earned 2 assists in this matchup.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 2-1 for the year. As an offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which is 145th in the country. Oklahoma State has accounted for 215 points on the campaign (71.7 per contest) and they grab 37.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 15.7 times per game (105th in the nation) and they cough up possession 16.7 times per contest. The Cowboys commit 14.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 62.7% from the charity stripe.
The Cowboys are ranked 23rd in college basketball in points given up per game with 53.3. They are able to force 23.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 37.4% from the field (75th in college hoops). The Oklahoma State defense concedes 25.4% on 3-point shots (15 of 59) and their opponents are converting on 67.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 7.0 dimes and 33.0 boards per game, which is 18th and 121st in college basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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