Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (+7)
United Supermarkets Arena is the venue where and the Texas Tech Red Raiders (8-2) will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-2) on Saturday. Oklahoma State opens this contest as 7-point dogs. The total has been set at 134.
Oklahoma State enters this contest with a mark of 6-2 so far this season. They currently have an average of 76.8 points per contest (113th in D-1) while hitting 44.8% from the floor. The Cowboys are connecting on 30.5% on shots from beyond the arc (51 of 167) and 68.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Oklahoma State is snagging 41.4 boards per game and is sitting with 102 dimes this season, which has them ranked 158th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.5 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Cowboys are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are ranked 191st in Division 1 in giving up assists with 98 conceded on the campaign. The Cowboys defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.9% (198 of 496) and they relinquish 37.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 33.8% on three-point shots and they rank 175th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (70.3).
The Oklahoma State Cowboys stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas Longhorns and took a loss by a score of 77-74 in their last contest. Oklahoma State walked away from the contest with a 47.5% FG percentage (28 out of 59) and converted 5 of their 17 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cowboys made 13 of their 21 shots for a rate of 61.9%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 35 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 7 assists for the contest in addition to earning 3 steals and 3 blocks. With respect to the defense, Oklahoma State allowed 47.5% from the field on 28 out of 59 shooting. Texas distributed 9 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Longhorns snagged 42 rebounds (14 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Texas ended up shooting 76.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of their 26 attempts. They also converted 9 of their 27 tries from long range.
Cade Cunningham is one guy who played a role for the matchup. He had 25 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played for 38 mins and pulled down 3 boards. Cunningham ended up going 47.4% from the field and also earned 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Cowboys was Bryce Williams. He collected 3 rebounds and had 2 assists. He shot 66.7% from the floor for this game by shooting 4-of-6 (13 points). When all was said and done, Williams saw the court for 21 minutes.
Texas Tech has a win-loss record of 8-2 this season. Texas Tech has 732 points this year (73.2 per contest) and they pull in 36.7 rebounds per game. The Red Raiders are responsible for committing 17.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 67.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Red Raiders are shooting 43.7% from the field, which ranks 217th in D-1. They are dishing out assists 14.2 times per game (146th in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 11.2 times per game. The Red Raiders on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 53.7. They are forcing 19.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 36.5% from the field (12th in the country). The Texas Tech defense allows 27.3% on shots from 3-point land (50 of 183) and their opposition makes 67.2% of their free throw shots. They have given up 7.4 assists and 32.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 2nd and 80th in D-1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went home victorious with a score of 79-51 when they played the Incarnate Word Cardinals. The Red Raiders were able to collect 20 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this game. They also rejected 5 shots while earning 5 steals for the matchup. The Cardinals had 21 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Red Raiders to the free throw line for 23 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 65.2%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Texas Tech buried 6 of their 20 tries (30.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Red Raiders went 29 for 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.9%. The Red Raiders permitted the Cardinals to convert 15 out of their 42 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 35.7% in the matchup. They finished 25.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 out of 16 and finished the contest at 17 out of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). With respect to how they rebounded, Texas Tech allowed Incarnate Word to grab 25 in all (4 offensive).
Marcus Santos-Silva pitched in for the Red Raiders for this game. He knocked down 4 of 7 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which gave him 11 points. Santos-Silva snagged 4 boards in his 17 mins and had 2 dimes for the matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Texas Tech was Kevin McCullar. He ended up finishing with 11 points in his 12 minutes played via 5 out of 9 from the floor in this game. McCullar ended the game having shot 55.6% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas Tech (-7) and under 134 points
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