Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 2/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech (-2)
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-7) travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-6). Texas Tech opens this game as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 136.5.
Texas Tech heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 14-7 for the campaign. The Red Raiders are connecting on 33.9% on three-point shots (133 of 392) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.6 pts per game (127th in the country) while hitting 43.6% from the field. They turn it over 10.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Texas Tech is pulling down 35.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 265 dimes on the year, which is 151st in D-1 in terms of passing. Defensively, the Red Raiders have forced 16.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. The Red Raiders defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 40.9% (450 of 1,100) and they surrender 32.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 67th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 192 conceded on the year. They give up 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 22nd in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (62.9).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders faced off with the Kansas Jayhawks and ended up losing by a score of 67-61 in their last game. Texas Tech ended the contest having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 of 52) and buried 5 out of their 15 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Red Raiders made 12 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 63.2%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 35 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 dimes in the game as well as getting 2 steals and 3 rejections. When talking about defending, Texas Tech allowed the other team to shoot 42.3% from the floor on 22 out of 52 shooting. Kansas doled out 17 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Jayhawks pulled down 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Kansas finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 12 attempts. They knocked down 8 of 26 shots from long range.
Kevin McCullar is one guy who was a major contributor in the game. He accounted for 12 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and also pulled down 7 rebounds. McCullar went 44.4% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this game for the Red Raiders was Marcus Santos-Silva. He totaled 8 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field in the game via 5-of-11 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Santos-Silva was on the court for 27 min.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 14-6 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Cowboys are shooting 45.4% from the field, which is ranked 115th in the nation. Oklahoma State has scored 1,515 pts on the campaign (75.8 per game) and they collect 39.4 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.5 times per contest (155th in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest. The Cowboys are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game and they go 70.0% from the charity stripe. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 197th in the nation in points given up per game with 70.6. They concede 12.2 assists and 36.6 boards per game, which ranks 119th and 253rd in the country. The Oklahoma State defense surrenders 31.3% from downtown (147 of 469) and opponents are converting on 69.9% of their free throw shots. They have forced 14.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.0% from the floor (26th in D-1).
In their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys took home the win by a final score of 76-58 against the Iowa State Cyclones. The Cowboys were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this matchup. They also blocked 4 tries while recording 13 steals in this game. The Cyclones earned 14 personal fouls for the contest which took the Cowboys to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to convert 11 of those for a rate of 73.3%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma State converted 7 of 19 tries (36.8%). When the game finished, the Cowboys shot 29 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3%. The Cowboys permitted the Cyclones to knock down 19 of their 57 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 33.3% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 26.1% from three-point range by going 6 out of 23 and ended up shooting 14 of 16 at the free throw line (87.5%). In regard to rebounding, Oklahoma State permitted Iowa State to snag 26 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Cade Cunningham ended up being a factor for the Cowboys for this contest. He converted 7 of 12 in the game for a rate of 58.3%, which gave him 21 points. Cunningham grabbed 5 boards in his 37 mins played and had 7 dimes for this game. Someone else that was important for Oklahoma State was Kalib Boone. He notched 15 points in 24 minutes on the hardwood via 7 out of 8 from the floor in the game. Boone ended the game having shot 87.5% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas Tech (-2)
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