Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 11/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the location where the Oklahoma State Cowboys (21-9 last season) will take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (12-18 last year) on Friday.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies played the Cleveland State Vikings and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-69 in their last game. Oakland ended the game having earned a 34.4% FG percentage (21 of 61) and made 11 out of their 38 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Golden Grizzlies converted 16 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 94.1%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 35 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 14 assists for the contest while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning defense, Oakland let their opponent shoot 51.4% from the floor on 36 out of 70 shooting. Cleveland State dished out 20 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. In addition, Cleveland State collected 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Cleveland State finished the game at 55.6% at the free throw line by burying 5 of their 9 shots. They also converted 3 of their 15 attempts from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Golden Grizzlies left the arena with 13 and the Vikings accounted for 16 personal fouls.
Jalen Moore is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He racked up 22 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes and also totaled 4 rebounds. He finished 45.5% from the floor and distributed 7 dimes.
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Oakland enters this one after finishing with a win-loss record of 12-18 last year. They averaged 74.7 points per outing (86th in college hoops) on 41.7% from the field. The Golden Grizzlies connected on 33.3% from downtown (259 of 778) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. As a basketball team, Oakland grabbed 35.1 rebounds per game and earned 444 assists over the course of last year, which had them ranked 20th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lost possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a unit committed 14.7 fouls every game.
When they were on the defensive end, the Golden Grizzlies were able to force their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per contest and they drew 18.1 fouls. They surrendered 37.3% on shots from distance while they were 340th in college hoops in points per game allowed (81.2). The Golden Grizzlies defensively gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.4% (919 of 1,937) and they surrendered 38.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They were 347th in college hoops in giving up assists with 630 conceded last year.
In their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys took a loss by a final score of 80-70 when they played the Oregon State Beavers. The Cowboys snagged 17 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Beavers committed 24 personal fouls for the game which got the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 38 attempts. They were able to make 26 of the free throw tries for a rate of 68.4%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Oklahoma State made 8 of 29 attempts (27.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cowboys went 18 out of 65 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 27.7%. The Cowboys allowed the Beavers to make 21 out of 51 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.2% in this contest. They finished 30.0% from distance by going 6 of 20 and ended up shooting 32 of 35 from the free throw line (91.4%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Oklahoma State allowed Oregon State to pull down 49 in total (8 offensive).
Cade Cunningham ended up having an impact for the Cowboys for the contest. He made 6 out of 20 for the game for a rate of 30.0%, and earned 4 rebounds. He racked up 24 points in his 40 minutes on the court and had 3 assists for the matchup.
Oklahoma State had a record of 21-9 last season. In terms of offensive execution, the Cowboys shot 45.8% from the floor, which was ranked 88th in D-1. Oklahoma State scored 2,297 pts last year (76.6 per game) and they grabbed 38.3 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 12.8 times per game (201st in college hoops) and they turned the ball over 15.6 times per contest. The Cowboys committed 17.2 fouls per contest and they connected on 71.0% from the free throw line.
The Cowboys on the defensive side of the court were 245th in college hoops in points given up per game with 72.7. They were able to force 14.7 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (56th in college hoops). The Oklahoma State defense conceded 32.0% on three-point shots (223 of 697) and their opposition knocked down 72.0% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 12.4 dimes and 36.1 rebounds every game, which ranked them 126th and 232nd in college basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland
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