Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (+4.5)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-6) go to Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Oklahoma Sooners (14-6). Oklahoma State opens this matchup as 4.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 139.5.
Oklahoma State comes into this contest with a mark of 15-6 so far this season. The Cowboys are hitting 33.5% on three-point attempts (135 of 403) and 69.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 75.7 points per contest (80th in D-1) while hitting 45.5% from the field. They turn it over 15.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Oklahoma State is snagging 39.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 278 dimes for the campaign, which is 146th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Cowboys are able to force 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are surrendering 31.4% on three-point shots and they rank 196th in the country in points per game allowed (70.5). The Cowboys defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.1% (527 of 1,314) and they surrender 36.4 boards per contest as a group. They are 175th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 255 surrendered this year.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and went home with a win by a final score of 74-69 in their last contest. Oklahoma State wrapped up the game having earned a 47.2% field goal percentage (25 out of 53) and made 2 of their 12 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys knocked down 22 of 32 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected a total of 34 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. When talking about defending, Oklahoma State allowed the other team to go 42.4% from the field on 28 of 66 shooting. Texas Tech dished out 11 dimes and had 10 steals in the game. Furthurmore, Texas Tech snagged 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Texas Tech finished the game shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 12 attempts. They converted 5 out of their 15 shots from beyond the arc.
Cade Cunningham is someone who played a role for this contest. He notched 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He played for 38 mins and also snagged 5 boards. Cunningham ended up going 61.5% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. One more player that played a role in this matchup for the Cowboys was Kalib Boone. He collected 7 rebounds in his 32 minutes played on the night. He shot 60.0% from the field in this game by going 6-of-10 (18 points). Overall, Boone had accumulated 1 assist.
Oklahoma has a win-loss record of 14-6 on the campaign. Oklahoma has 1,498 points this season (74.9 per game) and they pull in 37.6 boards per game. The Sooners commit 14.6 personal fouls per game and they connect on 74.4% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sooners are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which is 195th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 13.4 times per contest (157th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.7 times per contest. The Sooners on the defensive end are ranked 97th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 67.4. They have surrendered 12.0 dimes and 36.4 boards per contest, which has them ranked 106th and 249th in college hoops. The Oklahoma defense gives up 35.3% on 3-point shots (166 of 470) and opponents are connecting on 71.1% of their foul shots. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the floor (61st in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma Sooners went home defeated by a final of 62-57 when they played the Kansas State Wildcats. The Sooners snagged 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 29 in the matchup. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Wildcats earned 16 personal fouls in this game which got the Sooners to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a clip of 64.3%. In reference to 3-point shots, Oklahoma knocked down 4 of 20 attempts (20.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Sooners finished 22 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3%. The Sooners permitted the Wildcats to knock down 22 out of 57 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 38.6% for this contest. They went 25.9% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). When it comes to rebounding, Oklahoma allowed Kansas State to grab 35 in total (9 offensive).
Austin Reaves ended up being a factor for the Sooners in the matchup. He buried 9 out of 18 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. Reaves earned 25 points in his 32 mins on the court and earned 1 assist for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Oklahoma was De'Vion Harmon. He wrapped the game up with 3 dimes in his 37 mins on the court, and he converted 6 out of 13 from the floor. Harmon finished going 46.2% from the floor while totaling 13 points and 1 rebound.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-4.5)
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