Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 2/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma (+4.5)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-5) play the Oklahoma Sooners (11-4) at United Supermarkets Arena on Monday. Texas Tech opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The total opens at 138.
Oklahoma will take the court with a mark of 11-4 this year. They have an average of 76.9 points per contest (73rd in the nation) while going 44.4% from the floor. The Sooners are shooting 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (122 of 357) and 74.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma is pulling down 37.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 220 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 107th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 10.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 14.3 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Sooners are forcing 14.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.1 fouls. They are 146th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 175 surrendered so far this season. The Sooners are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.7% (371 of 890) and they relinquish 35.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 102nd in college basketball in opponents points per game (67.3).
The Oklahoma Sooners played the Alabama Crimson Tide and notched a win by a score of 66-61 in their last contest. Oklahoma finished the contest with a 40.3% field goal percentage (25 of 62) and buried 8 of their 21 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Sooners converted 8 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 39 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 9 assists for this contest while earning 9 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defending, Oklahoma allowed the other team to go 40.3% from the floor on 25 of 62 shooting. Alabama totaled 12 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Crimson Tide collected 30 rebounds (5 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Alabama finished 64.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of their 14 attempts. They knocked down 10 out of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter.
De'Vion Harmon is one guy who played a role for the matchup. He notched 18 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and pulled down 4 boards. Harmon walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the floor and also distributed 4 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Sooners was Elijah Harkless. He collected 5 boards and also collected 2 assists. He ended up shooting 46.2% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-13 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, Harkless saw the court for 33 minutes.
Texas Tech has a win-loss mark of 12-5 for the season. Texas Tech has totaled 1,284 pts so far this year (75.5 per game) and they pull in 36.5 boards per contest. The Red Raiders have committed 17.2 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Red Raiders are shooting 43.9% from the floor, which is ranked 198th in D-1. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per game (223rd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. The Red Raiders on the defensive side of the court are 20th in the nation in points given up per game with 62.2. They have surrendered 8.8 dimes and 32.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 4th and 81st in the country. The Texas Tech defense gives up 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (115 of 335) and their opponents are connecting on 67.0% of their foul shots. They are able to force 17.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the field (61st in D-1).
In their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders took home the win by a final score of 76-71 against the LSU Tigers. The Red Raiders corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for the game. They also stuffed 2 tries while earning 4 steals for this game. The Tigers had 20 fouls for this game which took the Red Raiders to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 81.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Texas Tech buried 7 of 23 attempts (30.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Red Raiders went 26 out of 62 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. The Red Raiders permitted the Tigers to bury 25 out of 58 attempts from the floor which had them at 43.1% for this contest. They shot 39.1% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 18 at the charity stripe (66.7%). With respect to rebounding, Texas Tech permitted LSU to snag 28 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Mac McClung ended up being a factor for the Red Raiders for the contest. He knocked down 7 of 15 in this matchup giving him a rate of 46.7%, which had him sitting at 22 points. McClung pulled down 5 boards in his 36 mins and added 2 assists for the game. One more player that was important for Texas Tech was Kevin McCullar. He ended up with 10 points in 32 minutes played by way of 5 out of 10 from the floor for this contest. McCullar finished going 50.0% from the field in addition to collecting 3 dimes and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas Tech (-4.5) and under 138 points
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