Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 1/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the site where the Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-4) will compete against the Kansas Jayhawks (11-1) on Tuesday.
The Kansas Jayhawks faced George Mason and earned the victory with a final of 76-67 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Jayhawks ended up with 15 and George Mason totaled 14 fouls. They also buried 11 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc. George Mason went 70.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 20 shots. On top of that, George Mason pulled down 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. George Mason earned 11 assists and had 3 steals for the game. In reference to defense, Kansas let their opponent shoot 43.8% from the field on 21 of 48 shooting. They also recorded 18 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of getting rebounds, they earned 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Jayhawks knocked down 11 of 16 tries for a rate of 68.8%. Kansas walked away from the game having earned a 44.4% field goal percentage (28 of 63) and knocked down 9 out of their 28 three-point shots.
Jalen Coleman-Lands is someone who had an impact for the game. He ended up shooting 77.8% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. He played for 25 mins played and also grabbed 2 boards. He recorded 20 points on 7 out of 9 shooting.
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Kansas heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 11-1 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 11.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Kansas is collecting 35.6 boards per contest and has accounted for 206 assists for the year, which ranks 63rd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Jayhawks are shooting 37.1% from downtown (93 of 251) and 69.3% from the charity stripe. They average 85.2 points per game (9th in the nation) while connecting on 51.4% from the floor.
Defensively, the Jayhawks have forced 16.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.7 fouls. They concede 32.6% from beyond the arc and they rank 142nd in the nation in opponents PPG (66.9). The Jayhawks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.3% (293 of 677) and they concede 29.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 62nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 131 relinquished this year.
For their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys went home defeated by a final of 72-61 when they faced Houston. The Cowboys were able to corral 21 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 18 times, while getting 12 steals for the contest. Houston was called for 22 fouls in this game which got the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 32 tries. They were able to bury 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.8%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Oklahoma State made 3 of their 19 attempts (15.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Cowboys walked away from this one shooting 18 for 50 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.0%. The Cowboys allowed Houston to make 22 out of 52 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 42.3% for this contest. They went 44.0% from three-point range by going 11 of 25 and ended up shooting 17 out of 30 from the charity stripe (56.7%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Oklahoma State allowed Houston to pull down 37 in all (14 on the offensive glass).
Bryce Williams ended up being a factor for the Cowboys in this matchup. He racked up 17 points in his 28 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this contest. He converted 2 out of 13 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 15.4%, and earned 1 rebound.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 7-4 so far this season. The Cowboys have committed 18.8 personal fouls per game and they connect on 65.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.9 times per game (158th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 16.5 times per contest. Oklahoma State has accumulated 824 points on the season (74.9 per game) and they collect 38.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Cowboys are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which ranks 108th in college hoops.
The Oklahoma State defense gives up 33.1% on 3-pointers (79 of 239) and their opposition knocks down 70.5% of their foul shots. They have given up 10.7 assists and 35.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 73rd and 239th in the country. The Cowboys are ranked 134th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 66.5. They are able to force 19.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (50th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas
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