Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+1.5)
The Texas Longhorns (13-5) are headed to Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Oklahoma Sooners (13-5). Oklahoma opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 141.
Texas will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 13-5 on the year. They turn it over 13.5 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.3 fouls per game. As a team, Texas is snagging 39.8 boards per game and has tallied 232 dimes for the year, which is 186th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Longhorns are hitting 34.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (153 of 450) and 69.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.3 points per game (90th in the nation) while hitting 44.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Longhorns are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are 27th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 149 relinquished this year. The Longhorns are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.5% (423 of 1,045) and they relinquish 35.3 boards per game as a team. They are giving up 31.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 102nd in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (67.6).
The Texas Longhorns faced off with the TCU Horned Frogs and earned the victory with a final of 70-55 in their last game. Texas ended the contest with a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 of 57) and buried 6 of their 21 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Longhorns buried 8 of 13 attempts for a rate of 61.5%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 30 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 assists for the contest in addition to earning 6 steals and 4 blocks. In reference to defending, Texas allowed the other team to go 49.1% from the field on 28 of 57 shooting. TCU earned 6 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Horned Frogs pulled down 26 rebounds (6 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. TCU finished the game at 76.9% from the charity stripe by making 10 of 13 attempts. They made 7 out of their 21 tries from distance.
Andrew Jones is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. He racked up 19 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He played 27 minutes played and also grabbed 4 boards. Jones went 56.3% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Longhorns was Matt Coleman. He pulled down 4 boards and had 4 assists. He finished shooting 75.0% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 6-of-8 (15 points). In all, Coleman was on the court for 35 minutes.
Oklahoma has a mark of 13-5 so far this year. The Sooners have committed 14.5 personal fouls every game and they go 74.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per game (136th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.8 times per contest. Oklahoma has accounted for 1,375 points for the campaign (76.4 per contest) and they average 37.7 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sooners are connecting on 44.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 176th in college basketball. The Sooners are ranked 121st in D-1 in PPG given up with 68.3. They surrender 11.9 dimes and 36.3 rebounds per game, which is ranked 103rd and 243rd in college basketball. The Oklahoma defense allows 36.6% on shots from distance (155 of 424) and their opponents are making 70.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (79th in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma Sooners went home victorious with a score of 91-90 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Sooners were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 41 for this contest. They blocked 2 shots while recording 3 steals in this matchup. The Mountaineers had 14 fouls for the contest which got the Sooners to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 100.0%. With respect to shooting from distance, Oklahoma made 11 of 32 tries (34.4%). When all was said and done, the Sooners went 35 out of 78 from the floor which had them at 44.9%. The Sooners permitted the Mountaineers to convert 36 of their 85 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.4% for the game. They went 29.2% from three-point range by connecting on 7 out of 24 and finished the game at 11 of 21 from the free throw line (52.4%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Oklahoma allowed West Virginia to snag 47 in total (15 offensive).
Austin Reaves ended up being a factor for the Sooners for the contest. He made 10 out of 20 for this contest for a rate of 50.0%, which gave him 28 points. Reaves snagged 9 boards in his 46 mins and had 7 assists for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Oklahoma was Umoja Gibson. He ended up scoring 21 points in 49 minutes played by way of 8 out of 16 from the floor in this matchup. Gibson wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+1.5)
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