Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 3/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
The Kansas State Wildcats (22-7) host the Oklahoma Sooners (14-15) at Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Oklahoma Sooners stepped onto the hardwood against Iowa State and notched a win by a score of 61-50 in their last contest. Oklahoma finished the game having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (19 out of 41) and converted 10 of their 23 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Sooners converted 13 of 14 shots for a rate of 92.9%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned a total of 35 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 assists in this matchup while forcing 5 turnovers and having 3 steals. With respect to the defense, Oklahoma allowed 31.0% from the floor on 18 of 58 shooting. Iowa State totaled 6 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Iowa State totaled 23 rebounds (7 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't have a block. Iowa State went 58.8% at the charity stripe by making 10 of 17 shots. They also converted 4 of 15 shots from distance. In reference to personal fouls, the Sooners ended up with 18 while Iowa State totaled 16 personal fouls.
Jacob Groves is a guy who was important in this matchup. He finished the game at 75.0% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. He was on the hardwood for 25 minutes and totaled 5 boards. He was able to score 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting.
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Oklahoma enters this contest with a mark of 14-15 this year. They average 68.0 points per outing (275th in Division 1) while shooting 46.5% from the floor. The Sooners are hitting 35.3% on 3-pointers (203 of 575) and 73.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma is pulling in 32.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 381 assists for the campaign, which is 200th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.6 times per game and as a team are committing 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Sooners are forcing 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 33rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 303 surrendered on the season. The Sooners are allowing a FG percentage of 43.3% (721 of 1,664) and they surrender 32.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 30.6% on shots from distance while they are 105th in the country in PPG from their opponents (67.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas State Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 73-68 when they played Oklahoma State. In regard to rebounding, Kansas State permitted Oklahoma State to snag 25 overall (4 offensive). They finished the game shooting 21.7% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 23 from the free throw line (73.9%). The Wildcats permitted Oklahoma State to convert 23 of 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.1% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Wildcats walked away from this one shooting 24 for 49 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.0%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Kansas State knocked down 8 out of 21 tries (38.1%). They were able to convert 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.0%. Oklahoma State committed 17 fouls for this contest which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for 20 tries. They coughed it up 15 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Wildcats were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards for a total of 30 for the contest.
Markquis Nowell ended up being a factor for the Wildcats in the game. He tallied 22 points in his 39 minutes on the court and accounted for 8 dimes for the game. He made 5 out of 12 in the game giving him a rate of 41.7%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Kansas State has a win-loss mark of 22-7 this year. When it comes to offense, the Wildcats are hitting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks 164th in D-1. Kansas State has accumulated 2,183 points for the season (75.3 per contest) and they average 35.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.7 times per game (13th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 14.0 times per contest. The Wildcats commit 17.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 75.2% from the free throw line.
The Kansas State defense gives up 29.1% on shots from distance (177 of 608) and opponents are connecting on 68.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 13.3 assists and 33.8 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 228th and 168th in those categories on the defensive end. The Wildcats are ranked 121st in D-1 in PPG given up with 68.0. They have forced 15.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (64th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas State
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