Oklahoma State Cowboys vs UConn Huskies Prediction, 12/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs UConn Huskies
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Location: Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
TV: Hulu Live TV
The UConn Huskies (8-0) will try to beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-2) at Gampel Pavilion on Thursday.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys took the court against Prairie View A&M and took home the win by a score of 78-53 in their last game. Oklahoma State ended having earned a 55.6% FG percentage (30 out of 54) and buried 5 out of their 15 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys buried 13 of 23 shots for a percentage of 56.5%. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 13 assists for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 8 steals. In the matter of defense, Oklahoma State allowed the other team to shoot 36.8% from the field on 21 out of 57 shooting. Prairie View A&M totaled 7 dimes and had 10 steals in the game. Moreover, Prairie View A&M had 20 rebounds (5 offensive, 15 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Prairie View A&M finished shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 4 of 8 attempts. They also knocked down 7 of 24 attempts from 3-point range. In the matter of fouls, the Cowboys ended up finishing with 9 while Prairie View A&M totaled 19 fouls.
Moussa Cisse is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He accounted for 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played for 23 minutes played and also totaled 11 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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Oklahoma State will play this contest with a mark of 5-2 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Oklahoma State is collecting 40.6 rebounds per game and has earned 102 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 123rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Cowboys are hitting 29.3% on shots from distance (41 of 140) and 69.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.1 points per outing (142nd in D-1) while hitting 46.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Cowboys are forcing 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are surrendering 27.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 57th in D-1 in opponents PPG (62.3). The Cowboys are allowing a field goal percentage of 36.1% (151 of 418) and they surrender 32.6 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 91st in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 72 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the court, the UConn Huskies went home victorious with a score of 71-53 against Iowa State. The Huskies recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. Iowa State earned 21 personal fouls for the game which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 20 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about three-point shots, UConn buried 7 out of 26 tries (26.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Huskies finished the game shooting 22 out of 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5%. The Huskies permitted Iowa State to knock down 22 of their 54 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.7% in the matchup. They shot 23.1% from distance by shooting 3 of 13 and ended up shooting 6 of 10 at the free throw line (60.0%). Concerning attacking the glass, UConn allowed Iowa State to grab 19 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Andre Jackson pitched in for the Huskies for this game. He knocked down 3 of 8 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 37.5%, and tallied 13 rebounds. He earned 10 points in his 33 minutes on the court and had 5 assists in this game.
UConn has a win-loss record of 8-0 so far this year. The Huskies commit 19.1 fouls every game and they shoot 73.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 18.9 times per contest (14th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest. UConn has accumulated 672 pts so far this year (84.0 per contest) and they average 39.8 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Huskies are shooting 48.7% from the field, which ranks 45th in the nation.
The Huskies on defense are ranked 24th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 58.0. They have forced 17.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.4% from the floor (48th in D-1). The UConn defense allows 27.2% on shots from 3-point land (31 of 114) and their opponents are making 69.7% of their foul shots. They relinquish 8.0 dimes and 28.1 boards per contest, which ranks 8th and 3rd in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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