Xavier Musketeers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 12/5/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-2) host the Xavier Musketeers (6-1) at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Sunday.
The Xavier Musketeers faced Central Michigan and earned the victory with a final of 78-45 in their last contest. Xavier ended having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (27 out of 53) and made 12 of their 26 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Musketeers made 12 of 23 tries for a rate of 52.2%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In reference to defense, Xavier let their opponent shoot 31.4% from the field on 16 out of 51 shooting. Central Michigan doled out 8 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Central Michigan collected 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Central Michigan finished shooting 62.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 16 attempts. They made 3 of their 18 attempts from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Musketeers ended up with 16 and Central Michigan totaled 19 personal fouls.
Nate Johnson is a player who was a factor in the game. He ended up walking away with 24 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He played for 27 minutes played and also collected 1 rebound. He finished the game shooting 72.7% from the field and recorded 2 assists.
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Xavier enters this game with a record of 6-1 for the year. They are turning it over 14.7 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 15.4 fouls every game. As a unit, Xavier is collecting 40.1 boards per contest and has accounted for 106 dimes so far this season, which ranks 144th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Musketeers are shooting 32.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (58 of 180) and 65.6% from the charity stripe. They average 71.7 pts per game (194th in Division 1) while hitting 44.7% from the field.
On defense, the Musketeers are able to force 13.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 32.4% on shots from distance while they are 39th in college basketball in PPG allowed (59.6). The Musketeers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 37.5% (155 of 413) and they surrender 32.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 61st in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 70 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 60-51 when they faced Wichita State. In relation to rebounding, Oklahoma State allowed Wichita State to grab 30 overall (9 offensive). They wrapped up this game 35.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 6 out of 11 at the charity stripe (54.5%). The Cowboys permitted Wichita State to bury 24 out of 57 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 42.1% in this contest. Overall, the Cowboys ended up going 18 out of 48 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.5%. In regard to three-point attempts, Oklahoma State knocked down 6 out of 21 attempts (28.6%). They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 47.4%. Wichita State committed 15 personal fouls in the game which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for 19 shots. They also coughed it up 19 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Cowboys pulled down 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in this game.
Avery Anderson was important for the Cowboys in this matchup. He scored 17 points in his 35 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists for the contest. He made 6 of 13 for the matchup giving him a rate of 46.2%, and had 2 rebounds.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 6-2 for the year. The Cowboys are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 65.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.6 times per game (108th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.3 times per game. Oklahoma State has scored 594 points so far this season (74.3 per contest) and they pull in 39.9 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 46.3% from the field, which is ranked 104th in the nation.
The Oklahoma State defense allows 30.8% on 3-point shots (53 of 172) and opponents are connecting on 73.8% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 9.4 assists and 34.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 28th and 162nd in college hoops. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 58th in college basketball in PPG given up with 61.1. They are able to force 19.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 36.7% from the field (16th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Xavier
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