Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 2/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: Big 12 Network
The Oklahoma Sooners (14-13) are en route to United Supermarkets Arena on Tuesday where they will compete against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (21-6).
The Oklahoma Sooners faced Iowa State and ended up losing by a score of 75-54 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Sooners walked away with 14 and Iowa State finished the game with 11 personal fouls. They converted 8 out of their 15 attempts from distance. Iowa State finished the game at 33.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 1 of their 3 tries. On top of that, Iowa State had 20 rebounds (4 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Iowa State recorded 19 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. With respect to defending, Oklahoma let their opponent shoot 67.3% from the field on 33 of 49 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists for the contest while creating 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 16 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sooners buried 7 of 9 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. Oklahoma ended the game with a 48.8% field goal percentage (21 of 43) and converted 5 of their 17 3-point shots.
Jalen Hill is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 33 minutes and grabbed 3 boards. He ended up with 15 points on 6 out of 10 shooting.
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Oklahoma heads into this matchup with a record of 14-13 on the year. They are giving up possession 14.7 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Oklahoma is grabbing 31.7 boards per game and is sitting with 378 dimes for the year, which is 111th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Sooners are shooting 32.9% on 3-pointers (194 of 590) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. They average 69.4 points per contest (231st in D-1) while hitting 47.9% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Sooners are able to force 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.4 personal fouls. They concede 31.0% from 3-point land while they are 59th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (64.9). The Sooners defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (646 of 1,473) and they concede 30.8 boards per contest as a team. They rank 59th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 287 surrendered for the season.
For their last game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders got the win with a final of 61-55 against Texas. The Red Raiders earned 25 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for this game. They turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. Texas was called for 22 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for 29 tries. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a clip of 69.0%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Texas Tech converted 3 of their 14 attempts (21.4%). In all, the Red Raiders ended up going 19 for 52 from the field which had them shooting 36.5%. The Red Raiders permitted Texas to convert 17 of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 28.3% in this matchup. They shot 30.8% from beyond the arc via 8 out of 26 and finished the contest at 13 of 17 from the charity stripe (76.5%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Texas Tech permitted Texas to snag 30 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Bryson Williams ended up having an impact for the Red Raiders in the game. He buried 6 out of 13 for this contest for a rate of 46.2%, and tallied 7 rebounds. He racked up 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court, but left the arena with no assists.
Texas Tech has a mark of 21-6 on the campaign. The Red Raiders are committing 16.7 personal fouls per game and they go 70.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per contest (152nd in the nation) and they turn the ball over 13.5 times per game. Texas Tech has scored 1,989 points this year (73.7 per game) and they average 37.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Red Raiders are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 54th in D-1.
The Texas Tech defense gives up 31.9% on shots from beyond the arc (216 of 677) and their opposition makes 68.0% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.2 assists and 30.9 rebounds per contest, which is 62nd and 27th in those categories. The Red Raiders defensively are ranked 15th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 61.1. They are able to force 16.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.2% from the field (11th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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