West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 3/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
The West Virginia Mountaineers (14-15) are hitting the road to Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Oklahoma Sooners (15-14).
The West Virginia Mountaineers played Texas and took a loss by a score of 82-81 in their last game. West Virginia finished the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (25 out of 50) and knocked down 6 of their 12 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Mountaineers converted 25 of their 35 shots for a rate of 71.4%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they collected 17 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 8 dimes in the game while forcing 16 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, West Virginia allowed the other team to shoot 63.4% from the floor on 26 out of 41 shooting. Texas recorded 10 dimes and had 3 steals in this matchup. In addition, Texas had 28 boards (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Texas ended up going 73.3% from the charity stripe by converting 22 of 30 attempts. They also buried 8 of their 16 attempts from distance. In reference to personal fouls, the Mountaineers walked away with 24 while Texas racked up 26 personal fouls.
Malik Curry is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. He totaled 27 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He played for 28 mins and grabbed 1 rebound. He went 46.7% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game.
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West Virginia will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 14-15 this season. They average 68.8 points per outing (246th in the nation) while hitting 41.5% from the floor. The Mountaineers are hitting 32.6% on three-point attempts (183 of 562) and 71.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, West Virginia is snagging 32.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 304 assists this year, which ranks 311th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.3 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.9 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Mountaineers are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They rank 246th in college hoops in allowing assists with 383 surrendered so far this season. The Mountaineers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (704 of 1,593) and they surrender 36.6 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 162nd in D-1 in opponents PPG (68.5).
When they last played, the Oklahoma Sooners went home victorious with a score of 66-62 against Oklahoma State. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Oklahoma permitted Oklahoma State to grab 34 in all (6 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 15 and finished the contest at 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). The Sooners permitted Oklahoma State to make 22 of 58 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.9% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Sooners finished shooting 22 out of 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.7%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Oklahoma converted 7 out of their 21 tries (33.3%). They were able to make 15 of those for a clip of 65.2%. Oklahoma State committed 21 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Sooners to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 10 steals for the contest. The Sooners were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 39 in this matchup.
Tanner Groves pitched in for the Sooners in this matchup. He converted 4 of 10 for the contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and earned 10 rebounds. He scored 14 points in his 33 mins on the court and accumulated 4 assists for the game.
Oklahoma has a record of 15-14 this year. The Sooners are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls per game while shooting 74.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.8 times per game (130th in the nation) and they turn it over 14.9 times per contest. Oklahoma has totaled 1,983 pts this year (68.4 per game) and they grab 31.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Sooners are shooting 47.4% from the floor, which ranks them 32nd in the nation.
The Oklahoma defense allows 30.9% on three-point shots (167 of 540) and their opponents are converting on 72.9% of their foul shots. They have given up 10.7 assists and 31.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 43rd and 29th in college hoops. The Sooners on the defensive side of the court are 52nd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 64.9. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the field (232nd in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma
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