Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Lloyd Noble Center is the location where the Oklahoma Sooners (11-3) will try to beat the Iowa State Cyclones (13-1) on Saturday.
The Iowa State Cyclones took the court against Texas Tech and went home with a win by a final score of 51-47 in their last game. Iowa State ended the contest having earned a 30.6% field goal percentage (15 out of 49) and buried 7 of their 25 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Cyclones made 14 of 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Regarding hauling in boards, they compiled 30 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to defending, Iowa State allowed 38.8% from the field on 19 out of 49 shooting. Texas Tech distributed 11 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Furthermore, Texas Tech grabbed 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Texas Tech walked away from this one shooting 40.0% at the free throw line by converting 6 of 15 attempts. They knocked down 3 of their 17 attempts from three-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Cyclones left the arena with 19 while Texas Tech accumulated 21 personal fouls.
Aljaz Kunc is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He walked away with 13 points on 2 of 4 shooting. He was on the court for 25 mins played and also collected 3 boards. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
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Iowa State comes into this game with a record of 13-1 so far this season. They currently have an average of 71.4 pts per game (201st in D-1) while shooting 44.7% from the floor. The Cyclones are connecting on 33.6% on 3-point shots (96 of 286) and 71.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Iowa State is snagging 36.1 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 208 dimes this season, which is 79th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.3 fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cyclones are forcing 18.4 turnovers per game while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 24.8% on 3-pointers and they rank 7th in D-1 in points per game allowed (56.9). The Cyclones are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 38.1% (276 of 725) and they concede 31.6 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 42nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 128 conceded this season.
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma Sooners took a loss by a final score of 84-74 when they faced Baylor. The Sooners were able to corral 12 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 15 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 14 steals in this contest. Baylor earned 17 personal fouls in the game which took the Sooners to the free throw line for 13 tries. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.6%. In regard to shots from downtown, Oklahoma made 5 of 20 attempts (25.0%). In all, the Sooners ended up going 29 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.8%. The Sooners permitted Baylor to make 31 of 55 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.4% in the matchup. They finished shooting 42.9% from 3-point land via 6 out of 14 and ended up going 16 out of 20 at the charity stripe (80.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Oklahoma permitted Baylor to get 30 overall (9 offensive).
Tanner Groves was important for the Sooners in this game. He made 4 out of 5 in the game for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and had 6 rebounds. He accumulated 13 points in his 26 mins on the court and added 5 dimes in the game.
Oklahoma has a win-loss record of 11-3 for the campaign. The Sooners commit 15.2 fouls every game and they connect on 75.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 16.5 times per game (38th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest. Oklahoma has accumulated 1,042 points for the year (74.4 per game) and they average 33.7 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sooners are connecting on 50.5% from the floor, which ranks them 8th in college basketball.
The Oklahoma defense surrenders 29.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (88 of 298) and their opponents are making 73.2% of their free throw attempts. They concede 9.8 dimes and 31.4 boards per contest, which is 27th and 53rd in those categories on the defensive end. The Sooners are ranked 46th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 61.8. They have forced 15.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the field (71st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa State
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