Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Allen Fieldhouse is the location where the Kansas Jayhawks (19-4) will take on the Oklahoma Sooners (14-10) on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Sooners faced Texas Tech and earned the victory with a final of 70-55 in their last contest. Oklahoma ended the contest having earned a 48.9% FG percentage (23 of 47) and converted 13 of 28 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Sooners made 11 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled 32 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of the defense, Oklahoma allowed the other team to go 39.6% from the floor on 21 of 53 shooting. Texas Tech doled out 8 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Moreover, Texas Tech pulled down 24 rebounds (6 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Texas Tech ended up shooting 78.6% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of 14 shots. They also made 2 out of their 17 attempts from 3-point land. In reference to personal fouls, the Sooners ended up finishing with 17 and Texas Tech racked up 19 personal fouls.
Umoja Gibson is a guy who had an impact for this contest. He finished the game at 64.3% from the field but had no assists when the game ended. He saw the court for 36 mins and also collected 5 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 30 points on 9 out of 14 shooting.
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Oklahoma comes into this one with a record of 14-10 for the season. They average 69.8 points per game (222nd in college basketball) while shooting 48.0% from the field. The Sooners are connecting on 33.5% on three-point attempts (175 of 523) and 75.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Oklahoma is pulling down 32.4 boards per game and has accounted for 342 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 85th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a team are committing 15.8 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Sooners are forcing 14.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 29.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 41st in D-1 in PPG allowed (63.6). The Sooners defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.4% (559 of 1,318) and they relinquish 31.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 69th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 250 surrendered on the season.
For their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks went home defeated by a final of 79-76 against Texas. With respect to attacking the glass, Kansas allowed Texas to pull down 32 overall (14 on the offensive side). They shot 15.0% from 3-point land by hitting 3 out of 20 and finished the contest at 20 of 23 from the free throw line (87.0%). The Jayhawks permitted Texas to bury 28 of their 67 tries from the floor which had them shooting 41.8% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Jayhawks went 28 out of 48 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 58.3%. In terms of 3-point shots, Kansas made 5 out of 13 tries (38.5%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 65.2%. Texas earned 21 personal fouls in the game which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Jayhawks were able to corral 24 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 29 for this game.
Jalen Wilson ended up being important for the Jayhawks for the contest. He converted 6 out of 10 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 11 rebounds. He totaled 18 points in his 32 mins on the court and earned 2 dimes in the game.
Kansas has a mark of 19-4 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jayhawks are connecting on 49.6% from the floor, which ranks 5th in the country. Kansas has scored 1,840 points so far this year (80.0 per contest) and they snag 37.0 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.1 times per contest (30th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. The Jayhawks commit 15.6 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 71.0% from the free throw line.
The Jayhawks are ranked 164th in college hoops in PPG given up with 68.3. They have forced 13.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.1% from the field (129th in Division 1). The Kansas defense surrenders 30.0% on shots from distance (143 of 477) and opponents are converting on 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 11.6 dimes and 31.5 boards every game, which is ranked 94th and 43rd in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas
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