Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 12/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Charles Koch Arena is where the Wichita State Shockers (6-4) will take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-4) on Saturday.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys faced Virginia Tech and walked away with a win by a score of 65-51 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Cowboys walked away with 21 while Virginia Tech finished the game with 15 fouls. They also made 6 out of their 21 attempts from distance. Virginia Tech went 64.7% at the charity stripe by making 11 of 17 attempts. Moreover, Virginia Tech grabbed 21 rebounds (7 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Virginia Tech doled out 8 assists and had 12 steals for this game. When it comes to defense, Oklahoma State let their opponent shoot 34.7% from the floor on 17 out of 49 shooting. They also recorded 14 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 37 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys buried 14 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. Oklahoma State ended with a 40.0% field goal percentage (22 of 55) and converted 7 of 24 three-point attempts.
Avery Anderson is one player who was a major contributor for the contest. He totaled 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He played for 28 mins played and pulled down 2 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the field and also earned 4 assists.
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Oklahoma State enters this contest with a record of 6-4 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Oklahoma State is grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 134 assists for the year, which ranks 236th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Cowboys are connecting on 30.7% on three-point attempts (61 of 199) and 71.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.0 points per game (190th in D-1) while going 45.1% from the field.
On defense, the Cowboys are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.2 fouls. They give up 28.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 55th in college basketball in opponents PPG (63.1). The Cowboys are giving up a FG percentage of 36.4% (211 of 580) and they concede 32.2 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 53rd in Division 1 in allowing assists with 103 surrendered so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Wichita State Shockers got the win with a final of 71-63 when they played MVSU. In the matter of rebounds, Wichita State permitted MVSU to snag 35 in total (13 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 37.5% from three-point range via 9 out of 24 and ended up shooting 8 out of 13 from the free throw line (61.5%). The Shockers permitted MVSU to make 23 of their 64 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 35.9% for the matchup. Overall, the Shockers shot 26 out of 70 from the field which had them shooting 37.1%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Wichita State made 13 of 36 attempts (36.1%). They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw tries for a clip of 54.5%. MVSU had 8 personal fouls for the contest which got the Shockers to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 2 times, while getting 13 steals in this contest. The Shockers were able to collect 26 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 33 in the matchup.
Jaron Pierre ended up being a factor for the Shockers in this matchup. He earned 15 points in his 22 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist in the game. He made 5 of 12 for this contest for a rate of 41.7%, and had 1 rebound.
Wichita State has a mark of 6-4 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Shockers are shooting 43.0% from the field, which is 253rd in the nation. Wichita State has scored 679 pts so far this year (67.9 per contest) and they grab 38.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 10.6 times per contest (344th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per game. The Shockers have committed 14.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 68.2% from the charity stripe.
The Shockers on the defensive end are ranked 31st in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 60.9. They are forcing 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 36.6% from the floor (10th in D-1). The Wichita State defense gives up 27.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (65 of 240) and opponents are converting on 70.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 11.9 dimes and 35.8 boards every game, which is 142nd and 255th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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