Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (+2.5)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-7) go to T-Mobile Center on Thursday where they'll take on the West Virginia Mountaineers (18-8). The spread on this game has West Virginia as 2.5-point favorites. The total opens at 152.
Oklahoma State will play this contest with a record of 18-7 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 16.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Oklahoma State is pulling in 38.7 boards per game and is sitting with 328 dimes on the season, which is 119th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Cowboys are hitting 33.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (160 of 474) and 71.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 76.7 points per outing (59th in the country) while connecting on 46.6% from the field. When they are on defense, the Cowboys are forcing 14.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.2% from beyond the arc and they are 234th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.3). The Cowboys are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.0% (641 of 1,564) and they surrender 35.3 boards per contest as a group. They rank 233rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 318 surrendered for the year.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys faced the Mountaineers and took home the win by a score of 85-80 in their last contest. Oklahoma State ended the game having earned a 57.9% field goal percentage (33 out of 57) and converted 4 out of their 14 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys made 15 of 20 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 32 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 12 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about the defense, Oklahoma State let their opponent shoot 41.7% from the floor on 25 out of 60 shooting. West Virginia distributed 13 dimes and had 16 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, West Virginia snagged 23 boards (14 offensive, 9 defensive) and had 3 blocks. West Virginia finished the contest at 73.5% from the charity stripe by burying 25 of 34 attempts. They made 5 of 24 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Avery Anderson is one guy who played a role for the contest. He ended up walking away with 31 points on 11 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and also totaled 6 rebounds. Anderson ended up going 78.6% from the field but had no assists when the game ended. An additional guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Cowboys was Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe. He pulled down 2 rebounds in 22 min on the hardwood. He finished shooting 70.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 7-of-10 (18 points). Overall, Moncrieffe accounted for 1 assist.
West Virginia has a win-loss record of 18-8 this season. The Mountaineers commit 16.4 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 71.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per contest (122nd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per game. West Virginia has scored 2,018 points this year (77.6 per game) and they pull in 38.4 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mountaineers are hitting on 42.8% from the floor, which is ranked 253rd in college hoops. The Mountaineers defensively are ranked 230th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 72.1. They are able to force 14.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (215th in college hoops). The West Virginia defense gives up 32.4% on three-point shots (189 of 584) and their opponents are converting on 69.8% of their foul shots. They allow 13.7 dimes and 35.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 242nd and 198th in the nation.
In their loss to the Cowboys, the Mountaineers snagged 9 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 23 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 16 steals for the matchup. The Cowboys committed 23 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Mountaineers to the charity stripe for a total of 34 shots. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.5%. In reference to three-point attempts, West Virginia buried 5 of their 24 tries (20.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mountaineers went 25 for 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Mountaineers allowed the Cowboys to convert 33 out of 57 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 57.9% in this contest. They shot 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 4 of 14 and finished the contest at 15 of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to cleaning the glass, West Virginia allowed Oklahoma State to pull down 32 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Taz Sherman was important for the Mountaineers for the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 15 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and had 1 rebound. Sherman tallied 20 points in his 30 mins of playing time and added 1 assist for this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for West Virginia was Miles McBride. He wrapped the game up with 4 dimes in 34 mins on the court, and he shot 4 of 9 from the floor. McBride finished going 44.4% from the field while also earning 12 points and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Virginia (-2.5)
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