UMKC Kangaroos vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 12/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UMKC Kangaroos vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Oklahoma Sooners (6-2) host the UMKC Kangaroos (4-7) at Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday.
The UMKC Kangaroos stepped onto the hardwood against Lindenwood and notched a win by a score of 61-47 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Kangaroos finished with 15 and Lindenwood totaled 15 personal fouls. They also knocked down 6 of 25 shots from 3-point range. Lindenwood finished the game shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 9 of their 12 shots. Moreover, Lindenwood snagged 24 boards (8 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Lindenwood distributed 8 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Concerning the defense, UMKC allowed the other team to shoot 27.6% from the floor on 16 out of 58 shooting. They also dished out 11 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 44 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Kangaroos knocked down 16 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. UMKC finished the game with a 39.6% FG percentage (19 out of 48) and converted 7 of 18 shots from downtown.
RayQuawndis Mitchell is a player who was a factor in this contest. He shot 38.1% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 27 points on 8 of 21 shooting.
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UMKC will enter this game with a record of 4-7 for the year. They turn it over 16.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.5 personal fouls per game. As a team, UMKC is pulling in 40.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 112 assists this season, which is 190th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Kangaroos are connecting on 27.4% on three-point shots (63 of 230) and 70.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 65.3 points per contest (322nd in D-1) while hitting 39.6% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Kangaroos are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game and they draw 16.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 307th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 129 relinquished for the campaign. The Kangaroos defense is giving up a FG percentage of 38.0% (251 of 660) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per game as a group. They concede 32.1% from beyond the arc while they are 132nd in the country in points per game from their opponents (66.6).
For their last game, the Oklahoma Sooners took a loss by a final score of 70-66 when they played Villanova. The Sooners recorded 19 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 27 for the game. They gave up possession 12 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. Villanova was called for 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Sooners to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 66.7%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma made 10 out of their 23 attempts (43.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Sooners shot 24 for 50 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.0%. The Sooners permitted Villanova to make 25 out of their 44 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.8% in the matchup. They went 41.2% from three-point range by connecting on 7 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). When discussing attacking the glass, Oklahoma allowed Villanova to get 18 overall (1 offensive).
Jacob Groves ended up being a factor for the Sooners in this contest. He accumulated 14 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 3 assists in the matchup. He made 5 of 8 for this game giving him a rate of 62.5%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Oklahoma has a win-loss mark of 6-2 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sooners are hitting on 48.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 47th in college hoops. Oklahoma has accounted for 526 points for the campaign (65.8 per contest) and they grab 31.9 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.1 times per game (148th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per game. The Sooners are committing 14.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 69.9% from the free throw line.
The Oklahoma defense gives up 27.6% on shots from distance (37 of 134) and opponents are connecting on 68.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 9.4 dimes and 28.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 25th and 6th in those defensive categories. The Sooners on the defensive side of the court are 18th in college basketball in points given up per game with 58.5. They are forcing 10.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (147th in Division 1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take UMKC
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