Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Florida Gators Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-9) are en route to Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Florida Gators (12-8).
The Oklahoma State Cowboys faced Iowa State and took a loss by a final of 84-81 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Cowboys finished with 21 while Iowa State accounted for 23 fouls. They also converted 12 of 28 attempts from long range. Iowa State finished 50.0% at the free throw line by making 8 of their 16 tries. Moreover, Iowa State totaled 28 rebounds (11 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Iowa State recorded 20 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. Pertaining to defense, Oklahoma State allowed their opponent to shoot 53.3% from the field on 32 of 60 shooting. They also doled out 14 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 30 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys converted 22 of their 29 tries for a rate of 75.9%. Oklahoma State wrapped up the contest with a 47.3% field goal percentage (26 out of 55) and knocked down 7 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Avery Anderson is one guy who came through for the contest. He accounted for 34 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He played 40 mins and grabbed 3 boards. He finished the game shooting 56.3% from the floor and also totaled 5 assists.
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Oklahoma State heads into this one with a win-loss record of 10-9 so far this season. They have an average of 69.4 points per game (236th in D-1) while hitting 42.9% from the field. The Cowboys are hitting 29.2% on 3-point shots (101 of 346) and 66.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma State is pulling down 37.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 244 assists for the campaign, which ranks 199th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 15.1 times per game and as a group they commit 18.1 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Cowboys are forcing 17.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.9 fouls. They rank 133rd in Division 1 in allowing assists with 220 conceded on the season. The Cowboys are allowing a FG percentage of 39.9% (432 of 1,083) and they relinquish 36.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 33.3% on shots from downtown while they are 97th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.0).
The last time they took the court, the Florida Gators took a defeat with a final score of 78-71 when they played Tennessee. The Gators were able to pull down 18 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 22 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 9 steals in this matchup. Tennessee committed 13 personal fouls for this contest which got the Gators to the free throw line for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. When talking about shots from downtown, Florida knocked down 10 out of 34 tries (29.4%). Overall, the Gators went 26 for 60 from the floor which had them shooting 43.3%. The Gators allowed Tennessee to make 25 of 54 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 46.3% for the matchup. They finished 45.8% from 3-point land by hitting 11 out of 24 and ended up shooting 17 of 18 at the charity stripe (94.4%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Florida allowed Tennessee to grab 31 in all (8 offensive).
Tyree Appleby was important for the Gators for the game. He knocked down 4 out of 10 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and totaled 1 rebound. He racked up 16 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 7 assists in this game.
Florida has a win-loss record of 12-8 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Gators are shooting 43.0% from the field, which ranks 240th in college basketball. Florida has scored 1,426 pts this year (71.3 per contest) and they grab 35.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per game (178th in the country) and they turn the ball over 13.2 times per game. The Gators are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls every game and they connect on 71.1% from the free throw line.
The Florida defense allows 30.7% on shots from distance (103 of 335) and their opponents are connecting on 67.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.2 assists and 33.9 total boards per game, which is 70th and 142nd in those categories on the defensive end. The Gators on defense are ranked 54th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 63.8. They are forcing their opponents into 15.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (226th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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