UCF Knights vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 11/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Baha Mar Convention Center in Nassau, Bahamas
Baha Mar Convention Center is where the Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-1) will go up against the UCF Knights (2-1) on Friday.
The UCF Knights faced off with Western Illinois and went home with a win by a final score of 70-37 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Knights walked away with 13 and Western Illinois racked up 10 personal fouls. They converted 2 out of their 21 tries from long range. Western Illinois ended up shooting 45.5% from the charity stripe by making 5 of their 11 shots. Moreover, Western Illinois had 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Western Illinois dished out 5 dimes and had 3 steals in this matchup. In terms of the defense, UCF allowed the other team to go 27.8% from the floor on 15 of 54 shooting. They also recorded 11 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 7 steals. With regard to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 34 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Knights made 6 of 9 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. UCF ended the game having earned a 47.5% field goal percentage (29 out of 61) and knocked down 6 of their 21 3-point shots.
C.J. Kelly is a guy who played a role for the game. He shot 58.3% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. He saw the court for 21 mins but finished the game without a rebound. He accounted for 17 points on 7 out of 12 shooting.
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UCF will enter this game with a record of 2-1 for the season. They are averaging 77.7 points per contest (139th in D-1) while connecting on 44.4% from the floor. The Knights are shooting 33.3% from downtown (23 of 69) and 70.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, UCF is snagging 43.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 34 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 235th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.0 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Knights are forcing 16.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. They give up 27.5% on three-point shots and they rank 110th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (63.0). The Knights are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.3% (71 of 176) and they relinquish 33.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 136th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 30 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 91-62 when they played Oakland. The Cowboys were able to collect 31 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 5 steals in this matchup. Oakland earned 12 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Cowboys to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They were able to bury 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 90.0%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Oklahoma State buried 12 out of their 23 tries (52.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Cowboys shot 35 for 64 from the floor which had them shooting 54.7%. The Cowboys allowed Oakland to make 22 of their 60 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 36.7% for this contest. They finished 18.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 out of 22 and finished the contest at 14 of 15 from the free throw line (93.3%). In relation to rebounding, Oklahoma State permitted Oakland to collect 28 in all (7 offensive).
Avery Anderson was important for the Cowboys for the game. He converted 7 of 10 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He earned 18 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 7 dimes for the game.
Oklahoma State has a win-loss record of 2-1 for the campaign. As an offense, the Cowboys are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which is ranked 133rd in the nation. Oklahoma State has earned 228 pts for the season (76.0 per contest) and they snag 40.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.7 times per game (107th in the country) and they are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest. The Cowboys are committing 17.7 fouls per game and they shoot 67.9% from the free throw line.
The Cowboys defensively are ranked 110th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 63.0. They are able to force 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 36.9% from the floor (66th in college basketball). The Oklahoma State defense gives up 24.3% on shots from distance (17 of 70) and their opponents are making 85.1% of their free throw attempts. They give up 10.3 dimes and 33.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 106th and 123rd in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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