Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-2)
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the venue where and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-5) will take on the Texas Longhorns (11-4) on Saturday. Oklahoma State opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The total has been set at 146.5.
Texas comes into this matchup with a mark of 11-4 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Texas is snagging 39.6 boards per contest and has accumulated 192 assists on the year, which has them ranked 196th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Longhorns are shooting 35.1% on shots from downtown (129 of 368) and 68.2% from the charity stripe. They average 75.9 points per contest (82nd in the nation) while going 45.9% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Longhorns are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.2% from beyond the arc and they are 101st in Division 1 in PPG allowed (67.3). The Longhorns defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.5% (354 of 874) and they relinquish 34.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 33rd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 127 conceded for the season.
The Texas Longhorns faced off with the Baylor Bears and took a loss by a score of 83-69 in their last game. Texas finished the game having earned a 54.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 51) and converted 10 of 22 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Longhorns made 3 of their 14 tries for a rate of 21.4%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled a total of 26 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists in this contest while getting 6 steals and 5 blocks. In relation to defense, Texas allowed the other team to go 54.9% from the floor on 28 of 51 shooting. Baylor totaled 13 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Bears snagged 23 rebounds (4 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Baylor ended up going 100.0% at the free throw line by making 4 of their 4 shots. They also converted 11 out of their 21 attempts from downtown.
Andrew Jones is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He racked up 25 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He played 35 mins and also grabbed 5 boards. Jones ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Longhorns was Matt Coleman. He snagged 4 rebounds and totaled 2 dimes. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field for the contest by shooting 5-of-10 (13 points). When the game finished, Coleman played for 31 min.
Oklahoma State has a record of 11-5 so far this season. The Cowboys are committing 16.9 fouls per game and they shoot 68.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.7 times per game (151st in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per game. Oklahoma State has 1,231 pts this season (76.9 per game) and they pull down 39.2 boards per contest. As an offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 46.9% from the floor, which is ranked 59th in the nation. The Cowboys on defense are ranked 224th in college hoops in points given up per game with 71.8. The Oklahoma State defense allows 33.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (126 of 377) and their opponents are connecting on 67.2% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.6 dimes and 35.2 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 158th and 188th in the country. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the field (94th in D-1).
When they last played, the Oklahoma State Cowboys went home defeated by a final of 81-78 against the TCU Horned Frogs. The Cowboys earned 22 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards for a total of 24 for this game. They also blocked 8 shots while recording 5 steals for this game. The Horned Frogs committed 22 fouls for the matchup which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for 32 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of those for a percentage of 68.8%. Concerning shots from downtown, Oklahoma State made 8 of 15 tries (53.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Cowboys finished shooting 24 out of 49 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.0%. The Cowboys allowed the Horned Frogs to make 30 out of their 61 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 49.2% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 5 out of 15 and finished the game at 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Oklahoma State permitted TCU to pull down 32 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Cade Cunningham ended up being a major contributor for the Cowboys in the game. He knocked down 5 out of 13 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, which earned him 19 points. Cunningham totaled 2 rebounds in his 28 minutes played and earned 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that was important for Oklahoma State was Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe. He ended up walking away with 17 points in 35 minutes on the court by going 6 of 9 shooting for the matchup. Moncrieffe ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 10 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (+2)
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