Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 12/31/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
TV: Youtube TV
The Kansas Jayhawks (11-1) will compete against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-4) at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys played Texas A&M Community College and walked away with a win by a score of 81-58 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Cowboys left the arena with 13 and Texas A&M Community College racked up 16 fouls. They made 9 of their 33 tries from distance. Texas A&M Community College finished shooting 70.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of their 10 shots. In addition, Texas A&M Community College pulled down 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Texas A&M Community College earned 11 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. With respect to defending, Oklahoma State allowed the other team to go 32.3% from the field on 21 out of 65 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to hauling in boards, they collected 41 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cowboys made 10 of 13 tries for a rate of 76.9%. Oklahoma State ended having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 of 57) and made 13 of their 33 shots from downtown.
Bryce Thompson is one player who was a major factor in this game. He ended up going 40.0% from the floor and also earned 6 assists. He saw the court for 32 minutes played and snagged 4 boards. He accumulated 13 points on 4 out of 10 shooting.
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Oklahoma State comes into this matchup with a mark of 8-4 this year. They are giving up possession 15.1 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game. As a team, Oklahoma State is pulling in 39.5 rebounds per game and has 170 dimes this year, which has them ranked 200th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Cowboys are connecting on 32.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (83 of 255) and 72.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 71.7 pts per game (193rd in the country) while going 45.2% from the field.
On defense, the Cowboys are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 personal fouls. They rank 27th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 118 relinquished for the campaign. The Cowboys defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 36.0% (251 of 697) and they relinquish 31.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 26.9% on three-point shots and they are 32nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (61.5).
For their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks walked away with a victory by a final of 68-54 when they faced Harvard. The Jayhawks collected 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in the game. They turned it over 10 times, while recording 11 steals in this contest. Harvard earned 13 fouls for this contest which took the Jayhawks to the free throw line for a total of 8 tries. They were able to convert 8 of them for a percentage of 100.0%. In reference to three-point attempts, Kansas converted 4 of 20 attempts (20.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Jayhawks walked away from this one shooting 28 for 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.7%. The Jayhawks permitted Harvard to convert 21 of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.6% for this contest. They finished 31.8% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 22 and ended up going 5 out of 14 at the free throw line (35.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Kansas permitted Harvard to collect 26 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Jalen Wilson ended up being a major contributor for the Jayhawks for the contest. He had 21 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for the game. He made 10 of 17 for the contest for a rate of 58.8%, and had 6 rebounds.
Kansas has a mark of 11-1 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Jayhawks are hitting on 48.3% from the floor, which ranks 42nd in the nation. Kansas has totaled 946 points this season (78.8 per game) and they grab 38.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 18.3 times per game (13th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per game. The Jayhawks have committed 16.0 fouls per game and they connect on 69.4% from the free throw line.
The Kansas defense allows 29.6% on shots from beyond the arc (79 of 267) and their opponents are converting on 69.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 10.5 dimes and 34.4 boards every game, which ranks them 48th and 205th in D-1. The Jayhawks on the defensive side of the court are 74th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 64.3. They are able to force 16.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the floor (37th in the country).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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