Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 3/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (+2)
The Texas Longhorns (18-7) play the Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-7) at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Texas as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 146.5.
Oklahoma State will play this contest with a record of 20-7 on the year. They have an average of 76.7 pts per contest (55th in D-1) while connecting on 46.6% from the field. The Cowboys are shooting 33.9% on three-point attempts (172 of 508) and 71.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma State is collecting 38.9 boards per game and has accounted for 355 assists on the season, which is 89th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 16.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.6 fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Cowboys are able to force 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. The Cowboys defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 40.9% (698 of 1,705) and they surrender 35.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 262nd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 341 relinquished this season. They surrender 31.7% on three-point shots and they are 235th in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.2).
The Oklahoma State Cowboys stepped onto the hardwood against the Baylor Bears and took home the win by a score of 83-74 in their last game. Oklahoma State wrapped up the game having earned a 47.5% field goal percentage (28 out of 59) and knocked down 6 of their 15 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys converted 21 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 80.8%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 35 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 11 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With respect to defense, Oklahoma State allowed the other team to shoot 38.7% from the field on 29 out of 75 shooting. Baylor recorded 11 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Baylor totaled 39 rebounds (18 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Baylor finished 76.9% at the free throw line by converting 10 of 13 attempts. They also knocked down 6 out of their 28 attempts from 3-point range.
Cade Cunningham is a player who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up scoring 25 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins played and totaled 8 boards. Cunningham finished 43.8% from the field and also recorded 5 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Cowboys was Avery Anderson. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 33 min on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the floor in this contest by shooting 8-of-13 (20 points). Overall, Anderson tallied 1 assist.
Texas has a record of 18-7 for the year. The Longhorns are committing 19.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 70.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.2 times per game (175th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. Texas has accounted for 1,865 pts on the year (74.6 per contest) and they snag 38.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Longhorns are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 113th in the nation. The Longhorns on defense are ranked 111th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.1. The Texas defense surrenders 32.2% on shots from beyond the arc (156 of 484) and their opposition makes 67.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 9.7 dimes and 34.5 boards per game, which is ranked 11th and 154th in Division 1. They have forced 12.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (52nd in college basketball).
In their last game, the Texas Longhorns took home the win by a final score of 67-66 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Longhorns corralled 21 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 34 in this contest. They gave up possession 20 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The Red Raiders were called for 12 fouls in this contest which got the Longhorns to the free throw line for 8 shots. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Texas converted 11 out of 26 attempts (42.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Longhorns walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.5%. The Longhorns permitted the Red Raiders to knock down 24 of 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0% for the matchup. They shot 35.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 of 17 and finished the game at 12 of 20 at the free throw line (60.0%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Texas allowed Texas Tech to get 32 in total (16 offensive).
Matt Coleman pitched in for the Longhorns for the contest. He converted 7 of 16 for this contest giving him a rate of 43.8%, and had 3 rebounds. Coleman earned 19 points in his 39 minutes on the court and totaled 6 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Texas was Andrew Jones. He accumulated 4 assists in his 33 minutes played, and he knocked down 3 of 11 from the floor. Jones walked away from this one going 27.3% from the floor and also earning 11 points and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (+2) and under 146.5 points
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