Oklahoma Sooners vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
The Oklahoma Sooners (13-9) are headed to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-11).
The Oklahoma Sooners faced TCU and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-63 in their last game. Oklahoma ended the game having earned a 40.7% field goal percentage (22 of 54) and knocked down 6 out of their 26 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Sooners made 13 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 18 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists in the game as well as creating 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When discussing defense, Oklahoma allowed the other team to go 52.8% from the floor on 28 out of 53 shooting. TCU earned 12 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, TCU grabbed 38 boards (13 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. TCU ended up shooting 78.6% at the free throw line by burying 11 of their 14 tries. They knocked down 5 out of their 17 attempts from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Sooners ended up with 14 and TCU racked up 18 fouls.
Elijah Harkless is one guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He totaled 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 minutes and grabbed 1 rebound. He finished shooting 62.5% from the field and recorded 2 assists.
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Oklahoma comes into this game with a record of 13-9 so far this year. They cough up possession 14.7 times per game and as a group they commit 15.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Oklahoma is pulling down 32.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 319 assists so far this season, which is 62nd in the nation in terms of passing. The Sooners are connecting on 33.0% on three-point shots (156 of 473) and 75.1% from the free throw line. They average 70.4 points per outing (206th in college hoops) while going 48.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Sooners are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game while drawing 15.5 fouls. They give up 30.4% from 3-point land and they are 50th in D-1 in points per game allowed (64.0). The Sooners are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.3% (514 of 1,215) and they surrender 31.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 73rd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 229 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Oklahoma State Cowboys took a loss by a final score of 71-68 when they faced Kansas State. The Cowboys corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the matchup. They also gave up possession 13 times, while earning 4 steals for the contest. Kansas State earned 9 personal fouls for the game which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 7 tries. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Oklahoma State made 8 out of their 25 attempts (32.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cowboys went 27 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.4%. The Cowboys allowed Kansas State to knock down 27 of 60 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 45.0% for the matchup. They shot 39.1% from three-point range via 9 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 10 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When discussing rebounding, Oklahoma State allowed Kansas State to snag 30 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Bryce Thompson ended up being a major contributor for the Cowboys in this contest. He knocked down 10 out of 14 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and tallied 3 rebounds. He scored 22 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists in this matchup.
Oklahoma State has a win-loss record of 10-11 on the campaign. As an offense, the Cowboys are connecting on 43.3% from the field, which ranks them 224th in college hoops. Oklahoma State has 1,458 pts for the season (69.4 per game) and they snag 36.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 12.9 times per contest (197th in college basketball) and they turn it over 15.0 times per game. The Cowboys are committing 18.3 fouls per game and they connect on 66.4% from the free throw line.
The Oklahoma State defense surrenders 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (160 of 477) and opponents are making 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 11.6 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per game, which is 102nd and 257th in the country. The Cowboys defensively are ranked 127th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 67.0. They are forcing 17.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the field (43rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma
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