Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Moody Center in Austin, TX
The Oklahoma Sooners (13-13) are hitting the road to Moody Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Texas Longhorns (20-6).
The Oklahoma Sooners took the court against Kansas State and took home the win by a score of 79-65 in their last contest. Oklahoma walked away from the contest having earned a 51.0% field goal percentage (25 out of 49) and knocked down 11 out of their 23 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Sooners converted 18 of their 28 shots for a percentage of 64.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 31 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 dimes in this matchup as well as creating 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In regard to the defense, Oklahoma allowed 43.1% from the floor on 25 of 58 shooting. Kansas State distributed 14 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. In addition, Kansas State pulled down 27 rebounds (8 offensive, 19 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Kansas State went 73.3% at the free throw line by burying 11 of their 15 tries. They also knocked down 4 out of their 20 attempts from distance. When talking about fouls, the Sooners ended up with 18 while Kansas State accumulated 20 fouls.
Grant Sherfield is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He recorded 22 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He played for 38 mins and snagged 8 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 46.7% from the field and also totaled 6 assists.
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Oklahoma comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 13-13 this season. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 16.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Oklahoma is pulling down 32.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 338 assists so far this season, which ranks 208th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Sooners are shooting 35.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (176 of 496) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. They average 67.9 points per contest (275th in the nation) while connecting on 46.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Sooners are forcing their opponents into 10.4 turnovers per game and they draw 15.3 fouls. They currently rank 31st in the country in giving up assists with 267 surrendered for the season. The Sooners defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.0% (643 of 1,494) and they relinquish 32.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 30.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 113th in D-1 in opponents PPG (67.3).
For their last game, the Texas Longhorns took a loss by a score of 74-67 when they faced Texas Tech. The Longhorns collected 16 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 23 for this game. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. Texas Tech was called for 15 personal fouls in this contest which got the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 58.8%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Texas knocked down 11 of their 27 attempts (40.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Longhorns went 23 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 39.0%. The Longhorns allowed Texas Tech to knock down 27 out of their 58 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 46.6% for this contest. They went 50.0% from distance by connecting on 7 of 14 and finished the contest at 13 out of 14 from the free throw line (92.9%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Texas allowed Texas Tech to get 38 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Marcus Carr was important for the Longhorns in this contest. He converted 7 of 15 for this contest for a rate of 46.7%, and had 2 rebounds. He had 23 points in his 38 minutes on the court and accounted for 6 dimes for the game.
Texas has a mark of 20-6 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Longhorns are hitting on 47.6% from the field, which is ranked 39th in Division 1. Texas has 2,067 pts for the campaign (79.5 per contest) and they collect 34.7 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 16.1 times per game (23rd in the country) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. The Longhorns are committing 18.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 75.5% from the charity stripe.
The Texas defense gives up 33.1% on 3-pointers (172 of 520) and opponents are knocking down 72.4% of their foul shots. They relinquish 11.4 dimes and 34.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 86th and 208th in the nation. The Longhorns defensively are ranked 141st in college hoops in PPG allowed with 68.3. They have forced 15.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (112th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma
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