West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 1/2/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the site where the Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-4) will meet the West Virginia Mountaineers (10-2) on Monday.
The West Virginia Mountaineers faced off with Stony Brook and earned the victory with a final of 75-64 in their last contest. West Virginia ended the contest having earned a 41.8% field goal percentage (23 out of 55) and converted 11 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Mountaineers converted 18 of 21 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 28 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In reference to the defense, West Virginia let their opponent shoot 38.5% from the floor on 20 out of 52 shooting. Stony Brook recorded 8 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. In addition, Stony Brook snagged 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Stony Brook ended up going 100.0% at the free throw line by burying 15 of their 15 attempts. They made 9 out of their 28 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In relation to personal fouls, the Mountaineers finished with 16 and Stony Brook recorded 19 personal fouls.
Kedrian Johnson is someone who was a factor for this game. He went 44.4% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He was on the court for 37 mins and totaled 3 boards. He ended up scoring 18 points on 4 out of 9 shooting.
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West Virginia comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-2 this year. They have an average of 81.3 pts per contest (30th in the country) while connecting on 49.2% from the field. The Mountaineers are hitting 38.3% on shots from distance (93 of 243) and 73.9% from the free throw line. As a team, West Virginia is pulling in 34.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 181 assists this year, which has them ranked 191st in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Mountaineers have forced 16.8 turnovers every game and they draw 21.6 fouls. They give up 32.5% from beyond the arc and they are 116th in the country in opponents PPG (66.3). The Mountaineers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.3% (272 of 643) and they relinquish 30.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 70th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 142 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 81-58 when they played Texas A&M Community College. Concerning team rebounding, Oklahoma State permitted Texas A&M Community College to grab 25 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They went 27.3% from distance by connecting on 9 of 33 and ended up shooting 7 of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). The Cowboys permitted Texas A&M Community College to convert 21 out of their 65 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 32.3% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Cowboys went 29 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.9%. With regard to shots from distance, Oklahoma State made 13 out of their 33 tries (39.4%). They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 76.9%. Texas A&M Community College committed 16 fouls for this contest which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Cowboys corralled 35 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in this contest.
Bryce Thompson ended up having an impact for the Cowboys for this game. He converted 4 of 10 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. He scored 13 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 6 assists in this game.
Oklahoma State has a win-loss mark of 8-4 for the year. The Cowboys are responsible for committing 16.4 personal fouls per game while shooting 72.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.2 times per contest (144th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 15.1 times per game. Oklahoma State has 860 pts for the year (71.7 per contest) and they grab 39.5 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Cowboys are shooting 45.2% from the field, which is ranked 156th in the nation.
The Oklahoma State defense allows 26.9% on 3-point shots (78 of 290) and opponents are converting on 76.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 9.8 assists and 31.5 total boards per game, which is ranked 24th and 52nd in D-1. The Cowboys on defense are ranked 36th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 61.5. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 36.0% from the floor (5th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Virginia
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