Oklahoma Sooners vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 3/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Baylor Bears
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
The Baylor Bears (26-5) are hosting the Oklahoma Sooners (17-14) at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.
The Oklahoma Sooners faced Kansas State and earned the victory with a final of 78-71 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Sooners finished with 13 and Kansas State totaled 15 personal fouls. They converted 7 of their 19 attempts from three-point range. Kansas State finished shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by converting 8 of 12 attempts. Additionally, Kansas State had 21 boards (5 offensive, 16 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Kansas State distributed 14 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Regarding defending, Oklahoma allowed their opponent to shoot 47.5% from the field on 28 out of 59 shooting. They also dished out 16 assists for the contest as well as creating 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 37 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Sooners buried 11 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. Oklahoma finished the contest having earned a 52.8% field goal percentage (28 of 53) and buried 11 out of their 25 3-pointers.
Umoja Gibson is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He played 35 mins and also totaled 1 rebound. He racked up 29 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
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Oklahoma enters this contest with a mark of 17-14 so far this year. They have an average of 68.8 points per outing (239th in the country) while hitting 47.7% from the field. The Sooners are connecting on 33.6% on shots from downtown (227 of 676) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma is pulling in 31.5 boards per game and has tallied 428 dimes for the season, which is 113th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.6 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Sooners are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.4 fouls. They relinquish 31.4% on three-point shots and they are 50th in college hoops in PPG allowed (64.9). The Sooners are allowing a FG percentage of 43.9% (747 of 1,700) and they relinquish 30.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 70th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 333 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Baylor Bears took home the win by a final score of 75-68 when they faced Iowa State. The Bears were able to pull down 22 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. Iowa State had 22 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bears to the charity stripe for a total of 26 tries. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 57.7%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Baylor knocked down 8 out of 25 attempts (32.0%). When all was said and done, the Bears ended up shooting 26 out of 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.3%. The Bears allowed Iowa State to convert 28 of their 59 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.5% for this game. They finished the game shooting 28.0% from distance by shooting 7 out of 25 and ended up going 5 of 7 from the charity stripe (71.4%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Baylor permitted Iowa State to pull down 27 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
James Akinjo pitched in for the Bears in this matchup. He made 7 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. He racked up 20 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 6 dimes in this game.
Baylor has a win-loss mark of 26-5 on the year. As an offensive team, the Bears are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks 47th in college basketball. Baylor has scored 2,381 points for the year (76.8 per game) and they pull in 37.2 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 16.0 times per contest (27th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per game. The Bears commit 15.8 fouls every game and they go 69.3% from the charity stripe.
The Bears on defense are ranked 30th in college hoops in PPG given up with 63.4. They are forcing their opponents into 15.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (120th in college basketball). The Baylor defense gives up 29.2% on 3-pointers (180 of 617) and their opponents are connecting on 70.0% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.9 dimes and 31.9 boards per contest, which is ranked 208th and 52nd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma
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