Oklahoma Sooners vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 12/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
The Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) are traveling to BOK Center on Saturday where they will meet the Arkansas Razorbacks (8-1).
The Oklahoma Sooners played UMKC and earned the victory with a final of 75-53 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Sooners finished with 14 and UMKC totaled 17 fouls. They also made 4 out of their 18 tries from three-point range. UMKC went 64.7% when shooting free throws by burying 11 of their 17 tries. Additionally, UMKC collected 26 rebounds (13 offensive, 13 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. UMKC totaled 6 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. In relation to defense, Oklahoma allowed the other team to shoot 35.8% from the floor on 19 out of 53 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 25 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sooners converted 16 of 21 shots for a percentage of 76.2%. Oklahoma walked away from the contest having earned a 57.8% FG percentage (26 of 45) and converted 7 out of their 17 three-point attempts.
Grant Sherfield is someone who was a factor in this game. He ended up going 60.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist. He played for 32 mins played and also collected 4 rebounds. He ended up with 24 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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Oklahoma heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-2 on the campaign. They average 66.8 points per outing (298th in D-1) while going 49.3% from the floor. The Sooners are hitting 38.1% on shots from 3-point land (61 of 160) and 70.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Oklahoma is collecting 31.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 126 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 167th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.3 times per game and as a group are committing 14.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Sooners are forcing 10.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.6 fouls. They surrender 27.0% on shots from downtown while they are 14th in college basketball in PPG allowed (57.9). The Sooners defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.2% (199 of 483) and they concede 29.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 25th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 81 conceded on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Arkansas Razorbacks walked away with a victory by a final of 65-58 when they played UNC Greensboro. Regarding rebounds, Arkansas allowed UNC Greensboro to get 34 in all (5 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 32.1% from distance by shooting 9 out of 28 and finished the game at 7 of 11 at the charity stripe (63.6%). The Razorbacks permitted UNC Greensboro to convert 21 out of 67 tries from the field which had them shooting 31.3% in this game. Overall, the Razorbacks shot 18 for 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 33.3%. Regarding 3-pointers, Arkansas buried 3 out of their 18 attempts (16.7%). They were able to convert 26 of those for a clip of 78.8%. UNC Greensboro was called for 26 fouls in the game which took the Razorbacks to the free throw line for a total of 33 attempts. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Razorbacks snagged 39 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this contest.
Makhi Mitchell pitched in for the Razorbacks in the matchup. He recorded 13 points in his 32 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for this game. He made 4 out of 5 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and totaled 14 rebounds.
Arkansas has a record of 8-1 for the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Razorbacks are connecting on 48.1% from the field, which ranks 58th in college basketball. Arkansas has accumulated 704 pts for the season (78.2 per contest) and they average 36.9 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 13.6 times per game (182nd in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. The Razorbacks have committed 17.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 72.5% from the charity stripe.
The Arkansas defense allows 28.3% on 3-pointers (49 of 173) and opponents are connecting on 69.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 9.2 dimes and 31.4 boards per contest, which has them ranked 23rd and 60th in D-1. The Razorbacks on defense are ranked 44th in D-1 in PPG given up with 61.9. They are able to force 18.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 39.5% from the floor (62nd in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma
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