Oklahoma Sooners vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 3/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma (+14)
The Oklahoma Sooners (16-10) head to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Monday where they'll meet the Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-0) in the NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma opens this game as 14-point dogs. The total is set at 152.
Oklahoma steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 16-10 on the year. The Sooners are shooting 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (207 of 606) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 74.7 points per outing (88th in Division 1) on 44.1% from the floor. They turn it over 10.9 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 14.5 fouls every game. As a unit, Oklahoma is snagging 36.1 boards per contest and has tallied 349 assists so far this season, which is 115th in college hoops in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Sooners have forced 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.6 fouls. The Sooners defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 42.0% (659 of 1,570) and they surrender 36.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 190th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 315 surrendered on the season. They relinquish 35.7% on shots from distance and they are ranked 143rd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (69.2).
The Oklahoma Sooners faced off with the Missouri Tigers and earned the victory with a final of 72-68 in their last contest. Oklahoma wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.8% FG percentage (23 out of 55) and knocked down 7 of 15 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Sooners converted 19 of their 24 shots for a rate of 79.2%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 14 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Regarding the defense, Oklahoma allowed the other team to go 37.9% from the field on 22 out of 58 shooting. Missouri earned 15 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Missouri snagged 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Missouri ended up shooting 81.3% at the free throw line by converting 13 of 16 shots. They knocked down 11 of their 27 tries from downtown.
Austin Reaves is a player who was a contributor in the game. He scored 23 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes and also collected 4 boards. Reaves ended up going 37.5% from the floor and earned 6 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Sooners was Brady Manek. He collected 3 rebounds in 33 min on the hardwood. He went 46.2% from the floor in the game by going 6-of-13 (19 points). Overall, Manek wasn't able to get an assist.
Gonzaga has a record of 27-0 on the year. Gonzaga has totaled 2,493 points so far this year (92.3 per contest) and they grab 38.2 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs commit 16.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 73.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 55.1% from the field, which is 10th in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 18.6 times per contest (2nd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.1 times per game. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 125th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.6. The Gonzaga defense concedes 32.5% on shots from beyond the arc (185 of 569) and their opponents are converting on 70.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 11.4 assists and 30.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 66th and 16th in college basketball. They are forcing 15.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (71st in D-1).
For their last game, the Gonzaga Bulldogs got the win with a final of 98-55 when they played the Norfolk State Spartans. The Bulldogs were able to snag 33 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 42 for this contest. They also gave up possession 11 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Spartans were called for 14 fouls for the game which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to convert 16 of those for a percentage of 88.9%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Gonzaga converted 14 out of 27 attempts (51.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs shot 34 out of 61 from the field which had them at 55.7%. The Bulldogs allowed the Spartans to convert 19 out of 62 attempts from the field which had them shooting 30.6% for the contest. They shot 33.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 out of 21 and ended up going 10 out of 16 at the free throw line (62.5%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Gonzaga allowed Norfolk State to snag 21 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Corey Kispert was important for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He buried 8 out of 12 for the game for a rate of 66.7%, and added 5 rebounds. Kispert earned 23 points in his 27 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Gonzaga was Joel Ayayi. He ended up walking away with 2 assists in his 28 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 6 of 12 from the floor. Ayayi finished going 50.0% from the floor while contributing 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Gonzaga (-14)
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