Oklahoma Sooners vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 3/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma (+1)
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the site where and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-6) will play the Oklahoma Sooners (14-7) on Monday. Oklahoma opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The total is set at 142.5.
Oklahoma enters this one with a win-loss record of 14-7 so far this season. They are averaging 75.6 pts per contest (80th in D-1) while hitting 44.3% from the field. The Sooners are shooting 33.2% on three-point attempts (165 of 497) and 74.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma is pulling in 37.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 284 assists for the campaign, which is 160th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 10.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 14.7 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Sooners are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. The Sooners defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.3% (528 of 1,280) and they relinquish 36.8 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 133rd in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 248 conceded for the year. They are conceding 35.4% on three-point shots and they are 133rd in D-1 in opponents points per game (68.6).
The Oklahoma Sooners faced the Cowboys and ended up losing by a score of 94-90 in their last game. Oklahoma wrapped up the game with a 49.3% FG percentage (33 of 67) and knocked down 10 of their 23 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sooners made 14 of their 20 shots for a rate of 70.0%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 28 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 dimes in the game as well as forcing 20 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In terms of defending, Oklahoma allowed the other team to go 48.4% from the field on 31 of 64 shooting. Oklahoma State dished out 9 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. In addition, Oklahoma State collected 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Oklahoma State finished the game at 88.5% at the free throw line by converting 23 of 26 shots. They also knocked down 9 out of their 0 tries from distance.
De'Vion Harmon is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He was able to score 23 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He played 40 minutes and also grabbed 4 boards. Harmon ended up going 69.2% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Sooners was Austin Reaves. He had 6 rebounds in 45 minutes played on the night. He finished the game at 38.9% from the field in this contest by going 7-of-18 (22 points). At the conclusion of this game, Reaves earned 8 assists.
Oklahoma State has a win-loss mark of 16-6 for the campaign. The Cowboys are committing 16.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per contest (188th in the country) and they turn the ball over 15.9 times per game. Oklahoma State has 1,683 pts so far this season (76.5 per game) and they grab 39.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Cowboys are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which ranks 103rd in college hoops. The Cowboys on defense are ranked 215th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 71.4. The Oklahoma State defense allows 32.0% on 3-pointers (162 of 507) and opponents are connecting on 69.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 12.4 assists and 36.0 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 125th and 235th in college basketball. They are able to force 14.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.6% from the field (42nd in college hoops).
In their win over the Sooners, the Cowboys pulled down 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in the game. They turned the ball over 20 times, while recording 10 steals in this contest. The Sooners earned 18 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to convert 23 of them for a rate of 88.5%. In reference to 3-pointers, Oklahoma State made 9 of 24 attempts (37.5%). Overall, the Cowboys ended up going 31 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 48.4%. The Cowboys allowed the Sooners to convert 33 out of their 67 tries from the floor which had them at 49.3% for the matchup. They finished 43.5% from three-point range by going 10 of 23 and finished the game at 14 out of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). In the matter of rebounds, Oklahoma State permitted Oklahoma to pull down 28 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Cade Cunningham was important for the Cowboys in this matchup. He made 12 out of 21 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 11 rebounds. Cunningham recorded 40 points in his 44 minutes of playing time and totaled 1 assist for the game. One more player that was important for Oklahoma State was Avery Anderson. He wrapped the game up with 3 dimes in 42 mins played, and he knocked down 6 out of 13 from the floor. Anderson walked away from this one going 46.2% from the field as well as earning 15 points and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma (+1) and under 142.5 points
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