Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma (-10)
The Iowa State Cyclones (2-15) play the Oklahoma Sooners (13-5) at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Saturday. Oklahoma opens this matchup as 10-point favorites. The over/under opens at 142.5.
Oklahoma heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-5 this year. They cough up possession 10.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 14.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Oklahoma is grabbing 37.7 boards per game and has tallied 250 dimes this season, which has them ranked 168th in the country in terms of passing. The Sooners are connecting on 33.7% from downtown (145 of 430) and 74.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest (71st in Division 1) while going 44.4% from the field. On the defensive end, the Sooners are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They surrender 36.6% on shots from downtown and they are 120th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (68.3). The Sooners defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.1% (451 of 1,097) and they concede 36.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 127th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 215 relinquished this season.
The Oklahoma Sooners stepped onto the hardwood against the West Virginia Mountaineers and walked away with a win by a score of 91-90 in their last contest. Oklahoma ended with a 44.9% field goal percentage (35 out of 78) and converted 11 out of their 32 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Sooners knocked down 10 of 10 tries for a rate of 100.0%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 dimes in the matchup in addition to earning 3 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to defending, Oklahoma allowed their opponent to shoot 44.9% from the field on 35 out of 78 shooting. West Virginia recorded 19 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Mountaineers grabbed 47 boards (15 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 2 blocks. West Virginia ended up shooting 52.4% from the free throw line by making 11 of their 21 attempts. They also made 7 of 24 shots from downtown.
Austin Reaves is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He was able to score 28 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He played for 46 minutes played and also collected 9 rebounds. Reaves finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and recorded 7 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Sooners was Umoja Gibson. He snagged 2 boards and also accumulated 2 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the field for this contest by going 8-of-16 (21 points). When the game finished, Gibson was on the court for 49 min.
Iowa State has a mark of 2-15 on the season. Iowa State has scored 1,124 points so far this year (66.1 per game) and they pull down 31.1 rebounds per contest. The Cyclones are committing 18.6 fouls every game and they hit 77.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Cyclones are connecting on 42.2% from the floor, which ranks them 279th in college hoops. They are assisting teammates 10.9 times per game (316th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 15.4 times per contest. The Cyclones defensively are ranked 315th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 77.6. The Iowa State defense surrenders 32.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (110 of 338) and opponents are connecting on 72.5% of their foul shots. They have allowed 13.8 assists and 39.5 rebounds every game, which ranks them 238th and 327th in Division 1. They are forcing 13.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (288th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa State Cyclones went home defeated by a final of 76-58 when they faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cyclones were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this matchup. They also rejected 6 attempts while getting 6 steals for the game. The Cowboys were called for 14 personal fouls in this game which took the Cyclones to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 87.5%. In the matter of three-point shots, Iowa State converted 6 out of their 23 tries (26.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Cyclones finished 19 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.3%. The Cyclones permitted the Cowboys to make 29 out of 60 tries from the field which had them sitting at 48.3% in this matchup. They went 36.8% from downtown by going 7 of 19 and finished the game at 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Iowa State allowed Oklahoma State to grab 35 overall (8 offensive).
Jalen Coleman-Lands was important for the Cyclones for this game. He knocked down 5 out of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 45.5%, which had him finishing with 17 points. Coleman-Lands collected 2 rebounds in his 33 minutes and had 2 dimes in the game. Another guy who came through for Iowa State was Rasir Bolton. He totaled 15 points in his 35 minutes on the court by going 6 of 14 from the floor in the matchup. Bolton wrapped this one up going 42.9% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-10)
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