Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 2/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (+5)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-5) go to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday where they'll take on the Kansas Jayhawks (12-7). Kansas opens this game as 5-point favorites. The total is set at 140.
Oklahoma State comes into this contest with a record of 12-5 for the year. They are turning it over 15.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.0 fouls per game. As a unit, Oklahoma State is snagging 40.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 223 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 151st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Cowboys are connecting on 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (109 of 318) and 68.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 76.8 pts per game (68th in Division 1) on 46.2% from the floor. On defense, the Cowboys are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 fouls. They surrender 31.8% on 3-pointers and they are 213th in college hoops in opponents points per game (71.5). The Cowboys are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.3% (433 of 1,074) and they surrender 36.4 boards per contest as a team. They are 197th in college basketball in giving up assists with 211 relinquished this season.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys faced off with the Texas Longhorns and went home with a win by a final score of 75-67 in their last game. Oklahoma State finished with a 35.3% FG percentage (24 of 68) and made 5 out of their 13 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Cowboys made 22 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 71.0%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled a total of 46 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 4 assists for this contest as well as earning 8 steals and 9 blocked shots. In the matter of defending, Oklahoma State let their opponent shoot 35.3% from the field on 24 out of 68 shooting. Texas distributed 9 assists and had 18 steals for the game. On top of that, the Longhorns pulled down 54 rebounds (20 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 9 blocks. Texas finished the game shooting 81.5% from the free throw line by making 22 of 27 attempts. They made 5 of 35 tries from beyond the arc.
Kalib Boone is a player who was a factor for this game. He recorded 22 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 41 minutes and grabbed 15 rebounds. Boone shot 61.5% from the field but didn't record a dime. An additional guy that played a role in this matchup for the Cowboys was Cade Cunningham. He collected 8 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 22.7% from the floor for the game by going 5-of-22 (19 points). Overall, Cunningham played for 41 min.
Kansas has a win-loss mark of 12-7 on the campaign. The Jayhawks commit 16.0 fouls per contest while shooting 72.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.8 times per contest (141st in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.6 times per contest. Kansas has scored 1,403 points this season (73.8 per contest) and they average 37.8 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Jayhawks are shooting 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 191st in the nation. The Jayhawks are ranked 133rd in college hoops in points given up per game with 68.5. They are forcing 13.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (129th in D-1). The Kansas defense concedes 35.6% on 3-point attempts (149 of 418) and opponents are connecting on 72.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 11.7 dimes and 33.6 boards per game, which ranks them 93rd and 108th in the nation.
The last time they took the court, the Kansas Jayhawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 91-79 when they played the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Jayhawks were able to collect 20 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this contest. They rejected 2 tries while earning 5 steals for the game. The Mountaineers committed 15 fouls for this game which got the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 77.8%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Kansas buried 7 of their 20 attempts (35.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Jayhawks finished 29 for 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3%. The Jayhawks permitted the Mountaineers to make 32 of 64 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 50.0% for this contest. They shot 52.4% from three-point range via 11 of 21 and ended up going 16 out of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). In relation to attacking the glass, Kansas permitted West Virginia to grab 30 in total (9 offensive).
Marcus Garrett was important for the Jayhawks in this matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 14 for the matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, which got him 18 points. Garrett pulled down 2 rebounds in his 33 minutes and had 3 assists for this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Kansas was David McCormack. He finished with 17 points in his 28 minutes on the court by way of 6 of 11 shooting in the game. McCormack ended the game having shot 54.5% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 9 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (+5)
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