Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma (+3.5)
WVU Coliseum is the site where and the West Virginia Mountaineers (14-5) will play the Oklahoma Sooners (12-5) on Saturday. Oklahoma opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 144.
Oklahoma will enter this matchup with a record of 12-5 for the season. They turn it over 10.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 14.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Oklahoma is snagging 37.4 rebounds per game and has earned 237 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 144th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Sooners are hitting 33.7% on three-point shots (134 of 398) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 75.5 points per contest (91st in the country) while hitting 44.4% from the field. On defense, the Sooners have forced 13.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 131st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 196 relinquished so far this year. The Sooners defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.0% (415 of 1,012) and they concede 35.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 37.0% on 3-pointers while they are 89th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.0).
The Oklahoma Sooners played the Iowa State Cyclones and went home with a win by a final score of 79-72 in their last contest. Oklahoma finished the contest with a 54.7% FG percentage (29 out of 53) and knocked down 6 of their 19 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Sooners made 15 of 21 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. Concerning rebounding, they collected a total of 39 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists in this contest in addition to having 4 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defending, Oklahoma allowed the other team to go 54.7% from the field on 29 of 53 shooting. Iowa State earned 14 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. In addition, the Cyclones snagged 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Iowa State finished 100.0% when shooting free throws by burying 2 of their 2 tries. They made 16 of their 31 shots from beyond the arc.
Elijah Harkless is one guy who was important in this game. He totaled 19 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins and totaled 6 boards. Harkless went 66.7% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Sooners was Umoja Gibson. He collected 5 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished 54.5% from the floor in the game via 6-of-11 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Gibson played for 38 min.
West Virginia has a win-loss mark of 14-5 for the campaign. West Virginia has accumulated 1,460 pts on the campaign (76.8 per contest) and they grab 38.8 rebounds per contest. The Mountaineers have committed 16.5 fouls per contest and they hit 71.0% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Mountaineers are shooting 43.2% from the field, which is 229th in D-1. They are earning an assist 13.9 times per contest (136th in the country) and they cough up possession 12.3 times per contest. The Mountaineers on the defensive side of the court are 197th in college basketball in points given up per game with 70.9. The West Virginia defense allows 31.2% on shots from 3-point land (131 of 420) and opponents are connecting on 69.9% of their free throw shots. They concede 13.6 assists and 35.3 rebounds per contest, which is 222nd and 188th in the nation. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (182nd in college hoops).
In their last game, the West Virginia Mountaineers got the win with a final of 82-71 when they played the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Mountaineers earned 17 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 for this contest. They turned away 2 shots while getting 5 steals in this game. The Red Raiders were called for 27 personal fouls for this game which took the Mountaineers to the free throw line for 39 shots. They were able to make 29 of the free throw tries for a clip of 74.4%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, West Virginia buried 7 out of their 14 tries (50.0%). In all, the Mountaineers finished shooting 23 for 47 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.9%. The Mountaineers allowed the Red Raiders to convert 26 of their 58 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.8% for this game. They finished the game shooting 29.4% from distance by going 5 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 20 from the charity stripe (70.0%). In regard to team rebounding, West Virginia permitted Texas Tech to collect 26 in all (9 offensive).
Sean McNeil was important for the Mountaineers for this contest. He converted 8 out of 11 in the matchup for a rate of 72.7%, which got him 26 points. McNeil pulled down 2 rebounds in his 36 mins and accounted for 2 assists for the contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for West Virginia was Miles McBride. He was able to score 20 points in his 29 minutes played via 6 of 12 from the floor for the matchup. McBride wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 4 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma (+3.5)
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