Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction, 2/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV
WVU Coliseum is the site where the West Virginia Mountaineers (13-9) will meet the Oklahoma Sooners (12-10) on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Sooners faced off with Oklahoma State and went home with a loss by a final score of 71-61 in their last contest. Oklahoma finished the contest with a 34.8% FG percentage (16 of 46) and knocked down 5 of their 22 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sooners converted 24 of 33 attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. In terms of rebounding, they earned a total of 28 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 7 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning defense, Oklahoma let their opponent shoot 43.3% from the floor on 29 out of 67 shooting. Oklahoma State doled out 14 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. In addition, Oklahoma State pulled down 36 boards (12 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Oklahoma State finished the contest at 75.0% at the free throw line by burying 9 of 12 tries. They also made 4 out of their 16 attempts from distance. When talking about fouls, the Sooners walked away with 15 and Oklahoma State had 22 fouls.
Grant Sherfield is one player who played a role in the game. He left the arena with 14 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins but finished the game without a rebound. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor and also earned 2 assists.
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Oklahoma steps onto the court with a record of 12-10 so far this year. They are turning it over 12.9 times per game and as a group they commit 15.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Oklahoma is snagging 32.2 rebounds per game and has totaled 298 dimes on the season, which ranks 175th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Sooners are shooting 35.9% on shots from downtown (148 of 412) and 74.2% from the free throw line. They average 68.1 points per contest (273rd in the country) while hitting 47.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Sooners are forcing their opponents into 10.2 turnovers per game while drawing 15.1 fouls. They rank 14th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 210 conceded so far this year. The Sooners defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 42.1% (528 of 1,254) and they concede 31.8 boards per contest as a team. They relinquish 29.2% on three-point shots and they rank 64th in D-1 in opponents points per game (65.1).
The last time they took the court, the West Virginia Mountaineers took a loss by a score of 76-72 when they faced TCU. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, West Virginia permitted TCU to collect 29 overall (6 offensive). They went 20.0% from distance by connecting on 2 out of 10 and ended up going 14 of 19 from the charity stripe (73.7%). The Mountaineers allowed TCU to make 30 of 58 attempts from the field which left them shooting 51.7% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Mountaineers shot 25 for 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.9%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, West Virginia knocked down 6 of 22 tries (27.3%). They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.2%. TCU earned 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Mountaineers to the free throw line for 19 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 2 steals in the game. The Mountaineers were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the contest.
Erik Stevenson pitched in for the Mountaineers in this matchup. He made 6 out of 17 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 35.3%, and tallied 3 rebounds. He earned 17 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 4 dimes in this contest.
West Virginia has a record of 13-9 for the year. The Mountaineers are responsible for committing 19.2 fouls per game and they hit 71.7% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 13.4 times per contest (175th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per contest. West Virginia has totaled 1,691 pts this season (76.9 per contest) and they snag 34.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Mountaineers are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which is ranked 99th in the nation.
The Mountaineers on the defensive end are ranked 181st in college basketball in PPG allowed with 69.5. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (247th in D-1). The West Virginia defense concedes 32.0% on 3-point shots (130 of 406) and opponents are making 71.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 12.2 dimes and 30.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 145th and 18th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Virginia
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