Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma (-11)
The Kansas State Wildcats (6-18) play the Oklahoma Sooners (14-5) at Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday. The line on this game has Oklahoma as 11-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 132.
Oklahoma will enter this contest with a mark of 14-5 so far this season. The Sooners are connecting on 33.3% on 3-point shots (151 of 454) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 75.8 points per outing (80th in the country) while connecting on 44.2% from the field. They turn it over 10.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 14.5 fouls per game. As a team, Oklahoma is grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 259 dimes for the season, which ranks 166th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Sooners are able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 fouls. They concede 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 101st in D-1 in opponents points per game (67.6). The Sooners defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.0% (475 of 1,159) and they concede 36.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are 132nd in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 227 relinquished this season.
The Oklahoma Sooners stepped onto the hardwood against the Iowa State Cyclones and went home with a win by a final score of 66-56 in their last contest. Oklahoma finished the game having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (22 out of 55) and converted 6 out of their 24 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Sooners converted 16 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 5 steals and 5 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Oklahoma allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 22 out of 55 shooting. Iowa State recorded 12 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Cyclones totaled 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Iowa State finished the contest at 66.7% at the free throw line by making 4 of their 6 attempts. They also made 4 out of their 19 attempts from long range.
Austin Reaves is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He had 20 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and also totaled 5 boards. Reaves went 41.7% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that was a factor in this game for the Sooners was Umoja Gibson. He snagged 3 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He finished shooting 44.4% from the field in this game by going 4-of-9 (10 points). When the final whistle was blown, Gibson saw the court for 31 minutes.
Kansas State has a win-loss mark of 6-18 for the season. Kansas State has earned 1,487 points on the year (62.0 per contest) and they average 32.7 rebounds per contest. The Wildcats have committed 17.2 fouls every game and they hit 65.8% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Wildcats are shooting 41.5% from the floor, which ranks them 302nd in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.2 times per game (176th in the country) and they turn it over 15.0 times per game. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 234th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 72.3. They have forced 12.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the field (319th in D-1). The Kansas State defense concedes 38.3% on shots from distance (204 of 532) and their opponents are knocking down 73.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 14.3 assists and 32.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 265th and 70th in college hoops.
In their last game, the Kansas State Wildcats got the win with a final of 62-54 when they faced the TCU Horned Frogs. The Wildcats were able to pull down 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup. They also stuffed 2 tries while getting 5 steals in this game. The Horned Frogs had 12 fouls in the matchup which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to convert 11 of them for a rate of 73.3%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Kansas State made 5 out of their 14 attempts (35.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats ended up shooting 23 out of 57 from the field which had them at 40.4%. The Wildcats allowed the Horned Frogs to make 15 of 47 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 31.9% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 22.2% from downtown by going 4 out of 18 and finished the game at 20 out of 23 from the charity stripe (87.0%). With respect to rebounding, Kansas State allowed TCU to grab 30 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Mike McGuirl ended up being a factor for the Wildcats for the contest. He knocked down 6 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, which gave him 16 points. McGuirl collected 9 rebounds in his 37 mins and earned 5 dimes for the contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Kansas State was Nijel Pack. He totaled 12 points in 39 minutes played via 4 of 15 shooting for the contest. Pack ended the game having shot 26.7% from the floor while earning 5 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas State (+11)
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