USC Trojans vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 12/21/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-4) are hosting the USC Trojans (12-0) at Paycom Center on Tuesday.
The USC Trojans faced Georgia Tech and earned the victory with a final of 67-53 in their last contest. USC wrapped up the game with a 48.1% FG percentage (25 out of 52) and knocked down 9 out of their 19 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Trojans buried 8 of their 13 tries for a rate of 61.5%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 assists in this matchup while creating 7 turnovers and getting 1 steal. Concerning defense, USC allowed 32.8% from the floor on 21 out of 64 shooting. Georgia Tech doled out 5 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Georgia Tech totaled 31 rebounds (9 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Georgia Tech finished the game shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by converting 6 of 9 attempts. They made 5 out of their 19 tries from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Trojans finished with 7 while Georgia Tech accumulated 16 fouls.
Chevez Goodwin is someone who was important in the matchup. He totaled 13 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He played for 27 mins played and collected 8 boards. He finished shooting 57.1% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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USC will enter this game with a record of 12-0 so far this year. They currently have an average of 75.9 pts per contest (101st in the country) while connecting on 48.8% from the field. The Trojans are connecting on 35.2% on shots from distance (77 of 219) and 58.4% from the free throw line. As a team, USC is collecting 42.8 boards per game and has racked up 192 dimes for the year, which is 31st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 10.7 times per game and as a group they commit 14.0 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Trojans are able to force 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.1 personal fouls. They are surrendering 27.4% on 3-pointers while they are 39th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (60.7). The Trojans are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 35.2% (269 of 764) and they concede 34.9 boards per game as a squad. They are 106th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 121 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oklahoma State Cowboys took a loss by a final score of 72-61 when they faced Houston. In relation to rebounds, Oklahoma State permitted Houston to snag 37 in total (14 on the offensive glass). They shot 44.0% from 3-point land by going 11 out of 25 and ended up shooting 17 out of 30 at the free throw line (56.7%). The Cowboys permitted Houston to knock down 22 out of 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.3% in this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Cowboys ended up shooting 18 out of 50 from the floor which had them at 36.0%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Oklahoma State made 3 out of 19 attempts (15.8%). They were able to make 22 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.8%. Houston committed 22 fouls for the game which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for 32 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while getting 12 steals in this contest. The Cowboys earned 21 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 32 in this contest.
Bryce Williams pitched in for the Cowboys in this game. He scored 17 points in his 28 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for the game. He buried 2 out of 13 in this matchup for a rate of 15.4%, and earned 1 rebound.
Oklahoma State has a win-loss record of 7-4 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cowboys are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which ranks them 106th in the country. Oklahoma State has earned 824 pts so far this year (74.9 per contest) and they pull in 38.5 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.9 times per contest (149th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 16.5 times per contest. The Cowboys commit 18.8 fouls every game and they connect on 65.9% from the free throw line.
The Cowboys on defense are ranked 138th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 66.5. They are forcing 19.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (53rd in D-1). The Oklahoma State defense gives up 33.1% on three-point shots (79 of 239) and their opponents are knocking down 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 10.7 dimes and 35.8 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 77th and 229th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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