Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 12/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is where the Virginia Tech Hokies (9-1) will compete against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-3) on Sunday.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys took the court against Sam Houston State and took home the win by a score of 65-51 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Cowboys walked away with 14 while Sam Houston State had 15 fouls. They converted 6 out of their 21 attempts from 3-point range. Sam Houston State shot 64.7% from the free throw line by making 11 of 17 attempts. In addition, Sam Houston State collected 21 boards (7 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Sam Houston State recorded 8 assists and had 12 steals for this contest. In relation to the defense, Oklahoma State allowed their opponent to shoot 34.7% from the floor on 17 of 49 shooting. They also distributed 13 dimes for this contest while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 30 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys made 10 of 14 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Oklahoma State wrapped up the contest with a 46.9% FG percentage (23 of 49) and buried 9 of their 24 three-point shots.
Bryce Thompson is one player who was a major factor for the game. He accumulated 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes but didn't pull down any boards. He finished 60.0% from the floor and earned 3 dimes.
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Oklahoma State enters this game with a record of 6-3 this season. They are turning it over 14.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Oklahoma State is snagging 40.0 boards per game and has accounted for 120 assists for the year, which ranks 207th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Cowboys are shooting 30.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (54 of 175) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.8 points per outing (180th in the nation) while going 45.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Cowboys are able to force 14.2 turnovers per game and they draw 17.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 28.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 50th in college basketball in points per game allowed (62.3). The Cowboys defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 36.1% (189 of 523) and they surrender 31.7 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 57th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 91 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies walked away with a victory by a final of 77-49 against Dayton. In relation to rebounding, Virginia Tech allowed Dayton to grab 39 in all (14 offensive). They shot 20.0% from three-point range by connecting on 3 of 15 and ended up going 10 out of 17 at the charity stripe (58.8%). The Hokies permitted Dayton to convert 18 out of 60 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 30.0% in the matchup. In all, the Hokies ended up going 31 for 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. In reference to 3-pointers, Virginia Tech converted 9 of their 28 tries (32.1%). They were able to knock down 6 of them for a clip of 85.7%. Dayton had 11 fouls for this contest which took the Hokies to the charity stripe for 7 attempts. They also gave up possession 5 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. The Hokies collected 27 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this matchup.
Grant Basile ended up being a major contributor for the Hokies for this contest. He made 9 out of 17 in the game for a rate of 52.9%, and had 10 rebounds. He scored 23 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this contest.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss mark of 9-1 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Hokies are hitting on 49.6% from the field, which has them ranked 24th in the nation. Virginia Tech has scored 771 pts this year (77.1 per game) and they pull down 35.8 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.6 times per contest (120th in the country) and they are turning it over 8.6 times per contest. The Hokies commit 14.4 fouls every game and they hit 75.0% from the charity stripe.
The Virginia Tech defense gives up 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (65 of 208) and their opponents are connecting on 64.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 10.5 assists and 32.8 rebounds per contest, which is 56th and 108th in college hoops. The Hokies on defense are ranked 69th in college hoops in PPG given up with 63.5. They are able to force 11.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the field (121st in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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