UTSA Roadrunners vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 11/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
The UTSA Roadrunners (15-11 last season) are en route to Lloyd Noble Center on Friday where they will compete against the Oklahoma Sooners (16-11 last year).
The UTSA Roadrunners played the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-67 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Roadrunners ended up finishing with 20 and the Hilltoppers recorded 11 personal fouls. They made 6 of 19 tries from beyond the perimeter. Western Kentucky ended up shooting 96.0% when shooting free throws by converting 24 of 25 shots. On top of that, Western Kentucky had 37 boards (7 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Western Kentucky earned 15 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. When discussing the defense, UTSA allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 25 of 54 shooting. They also distributed 15 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they collected 32 with 12 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Roadrunners buried 4 of their 7 attempts for a rate of 57.1%. UTSA ended the contest with a 38.6% field goal percentage (27 out of 70) and converted 9 out of their 28 shots from 3-point land.
Keaton Wallace is someone who was a factor for the game. He racked up 30 points on 12 out of 24 shooting. He played 37 minutes and also snagged 6 boards. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 3 assists.
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UTSA will enter this contest after finishing with a record of 15-11 last year. They turned it over 11.6 times per contest and as a squad committed 18.3 fouls per game. As a basketball team, UTSA pulled in 38.5 boards per contest and totaled 383 assists last season, which ranked 71st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Roadrunners hit on 33.4% on 3-pointers (209 of 625) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 78.8 pts per contest (33rd in Division 1) while hitting 44.7% from the field.
Defensively, the Roadrunners were able to force 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.7 personal fouls. They gave up 33.8% on 3-point shots and they ranked 260th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (73.3). The Roadrunners defensively gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.3% (650 of 1,537) and they conceded 36.6 boards per contest as a unit. They were ranked 213th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 328 relinquished throughout last year.
In their last game, the Oklahoma Sooners took a defeat with a final score of 87-71 when they played the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Sooners collected 18 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 24 in this contest. They also coughed it up 12 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Bulldogs were called for 12 fouls in this game which got the Sooners to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to 3-point shots, Oklahoma converted 5 of their 16 attempts (31.3%). When all was said and done, the Sooners shot 29 for 58 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Sooners allowed the Bulldogs to make 28 of their 57 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.1% for the matchup. They finished 36.4% from three-point range by going 8 of 22 and finished the game at 23 of 26 from the free throw line (88.5%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Oklahoma permitted Gonzaga to get 31 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Austin Reaves ended up having an impact for the Sooners for the contest. He earned 27 points in his 34 minutes on the court and added 2 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 11 out of 17 for the game for a field goal rate of 64.7%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
Oklahoma had a mark of 16-11 last year. The Sooners were responsible for committing 14.7 fouls per contest and they went 74.5% from the free throw line. They got an assist 13.3 times per game (164th in D-1) and they lost possession via turnover 11.0 times per game. Oklahoma accounted for 2,012 pts last season (74.5 per contest) and they averaged 35.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sooners hit 44.3% from the floor, which ranked 168th in college hoops.
The Sooners on defense were ranked 167th in the nation in points allowed per game with 69.9. They were able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 42.2% from the field (121st in college basketball). The Oklahoma defense surrendered 35.7% on shots from distance (223 of 625) and their opponents converted on 74.9% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 12.1 assists and 36.2 boards every game, which was ranked 106th and 238th in Division 1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma
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