Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
TV: Youtube TV
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-4) are hosting the Oklahoma Sooners (9-4) at United Supermarkets Arena on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Sooners played Iowa State and took a loss by a score of 63-60 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Sooners ended up finishing with 15 and Iowa State had 14 personal fouls. They also made 7 of their 15 attempts from beyond the arc. Iowa State ended up going 75.0% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 16 tries. In addition, Iowa State grabbed 24 rebounds (8 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Iowa State earned 10 dimes and had 9 steals in this matchup. In relation to defense, Oklahoma allowed 43.1% from the field on 22 of 51 shooting. They also doled out 15 assists for the matchup as well as creating 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When discussing getting rebounds, they earned 23 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Sooners knocked down 9 of 9 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. Oklahoma finished the contest with a 44.9% FG percentage (22 of 49) and buried 7 of their 22 three-point shots.
Jalen Hill is one player who was a factor in this contest. He recorded 16 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes and also collected 6 boards. He finished shooting 62.5% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes.
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Oklahoma heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-4 for the year. They have an average of 69.0 points per contest (256th in Division 1) while going 50.3% from the field. The Sooners are shooting 39.4% on shots from distance (93 of 236) and 71.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma is collecting 31.6 boards per game and has accumulated 184 assists on the campaign, which is 238th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 14.0 fouls every game.
On defense, the Sooners have forced 10.7 turnovers per game and they draw 14.7 personal fouls. They are 8th in the country in giving up assists with 122 relinquished for the campaign. The Sooners defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 42.4% (304 of 717) and they surrender 29.2 boards per game as a unit. They are conceding 26.8% on shots from distance and they are ranked 34th in D-1 in opponents points per game (61.4).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Tech Red Raiders walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-72 when they played Kansas. In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Texas Tech permitted Kansas to grab 28 in all (10 on the offensive side). They went 45.8% from 3-point land by going 11 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 2 of 4 from the free throw line (50.0%). The Red Raiders allowed Kansas to convert 31 of 63 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.2% for the contest. Overall, the Red Raiders finished 26 for 55 from the field which had them shooting 47.3%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Texas Tech knocked down 10 out of 21 attempts (47.6%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Kansas was called for 11 fouls in the matchup which got the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They turned it over 14 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Red Raiders were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for this contest.
Kevin Obanor was important for the Red Raiders in this matchup. He made 8 of 14 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. He racked up 26 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 2 assists in this contest.
Texas Tech has a record of 10-4 this year. The Red Raiders have committed 14.6 fouls per game while shooting 71.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 15.4 times per game (70th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.6 times per game. Texas Tech has scored 1,113 pts this year (79.5 per contest) and they pull in 35.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Red Raiders are shooting 50.2% from the floor, which ranks them 9th in the country.
The Texas Tech defense gives up 31.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (100 of 319) and their opponents are making 69.6% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.0 assists and 30.2 rebounds per game, which ranks them 144th and 15th in the country. The Red Raiders on the defensive side of the court are 53rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 63.6. They are able to force 16.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (68th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma
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