Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 1/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma (+5)
The Oklahoma Sooners (9-4) go to Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Texas Longhorns (11-2). Texas opens this game as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 143.5.
Oklahoma will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 9-4 this year. They turn it over 10.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 13.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Oklahoma is collecting 37.1 boards per game and has accounted for 202 dimes for the year, which is 103rd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Sooners are shooting 34.6% on 3-point shots (107 of 309) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 77.5 points per game (72nd in the nation) while hitting 44.9% from the field. When they are on defense, the Sooners are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 16.2 fouls. The Sooners defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.7% (321 of 770) and they relinquish 35.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 121st in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 148 conceded on the campaign. They are giving up 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 93rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.9).
The Oklahoma Sooners faced off with the Kansas Jayhawks and went home with a win by a final score of 75-68 in their last game. Oklahoma finished the game having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (24 out of 53) and converted 9 out of their 24 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Sooners converted 18 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 assists for the game in addition to earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. When it comes to defense, Oklahoma allowed their opponent to shoot 45.3% from the field on 24 out of 53 shooting. Kansas earned 12 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Jayhawks grabbed 25 boards (2 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Kansas finished the game at 71.4% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 14 shots. They also knocked down 8 out of their 22 tries from beyond the arc.
De'Vion Harmon is a guy who played a role for this game. He racked up 22 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He played for 35 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Harmon ended up going 50.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in the game for the Sooners was Austin Reaves. He had 3 boards and accumulated 4 dimes. He finished 27.3% from the floor for the game by connecting on 3-of-11 (16 points). Overall, Reaves saw the court for 39 min.
Texas has a record of 11-2 for the year. The Longhorns are committing 20.7 fouls per contest while shooting 69.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.6 times per contest (224th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per game. Texas has 991 pts on the campaign (76.2 per game) and they pull in 40.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Longhorns are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which has them ranked 121st in the nation. The Longhorns are ranked 60th in college hoops in PPG given up with 65.2. The Texas defense gives up 28.7% on 3-point shots (66 of 230) and their opposition knocks down 67.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 8.1 dimes and 35.2 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 2nd and 184th in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing 12.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (21st in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Longhorns walked away with a victory by a final of 82-67 against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Longhorns collected 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 32 for the contest. They rejected 4 tries while earning 9 steals in this matchup. The Wildcats committed 16 fouls in this game which took the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 57.1%. With regard to shots from distance, Texas made 12 out of 31 attempts (38.7%). When all was said and done, the Longhorns went 31 out of 59 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.5%. The Longhorns allowed the Wildcats to bury 25 of 58 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 43.1% in this contest. They shot 36.8% from distance by connecting on 7 out of 19 and finished the contest at 10 of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Texas permitted Kansas State to get 32 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Andrew Jones ended up having an impact for the Longhorns for the matchup. He made 7 out of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Jones pulled down 6 boards in his 27 minutes and earned 2 dimes in this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Texas was Kamaka Hepa. He totaled 15 points in 26 minutes played by way of 5 of 9 from the floor in this matchup. Hepa wrapped this one up going 55.6% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (-5) and over 143.5 points
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