Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 3/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (+6)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (17-14) are on their way to T-Mobile Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Texas Longhorns (23-8). Oklahoma State opens this game as 6-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 142.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys took the court against Texas Tech and took home the win by a score of 71-68 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Cowboys finished with 11 and Texas Tech racked up 11 fouls. They also converted 14 of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. Texas Tech finished 88.9% at the free throw line by converting 8 of their 9 tries. Moreover, Texas Tech grabbed 32 boards (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Texas Tech recorded 16 dimes and had 4 steals in the game. Pertaining to defending, Oklahoma State allowed their opponent to shoot 38.3% from the field on 23 out of 60 shooting. They also recorded 16 dimes for this game while creating 10 turnovers and having 4 steals. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned a total of 35 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys made 5 of their 10 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. Oklahoma State finished the contest having earned a 44.3% FG percentage (27 of 61) and converted 12 of their 33 3-point attempts.
Caleb Asberry is one guy who was important in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 24 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. He went 50.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
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Oklahoma State enters this contest with a record of 17-14 on the year. They turn the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Oklahoma State is grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game and has accumulated 397 dimes so far this year, which ranks 213th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Cowboys are shooting 31.8% on shots from downtown (220 of 691) and 69.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 69.5 points per outing (234th in the nation) while hitting 43.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Cowboys have forced 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 133rd in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 381 surrendered for the year. The Cowboys defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.3% (720 of 1,785) and they concede 33.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 32.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 85th in the country in points per game allowed (66.8).
The last time they took the court, the Texas Longhorns took home the win by a final score of 75-59 when they faced Kansas. When talking about cleaning up the glass, Texas permitted Kansas to collect 27 in total (5 offensive). They finished the game shooting 31.8% from distance by going 7 out of 22 and finished the contest at 10 out of 15 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Longhorns permitted Kansas to bury 21 of their 58 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.2% in this game. In all, the Longhorns shot 25 out of 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.5%. With regard to 3-point shots, Texas knocked down 6 out of 21 attempts (28.6%). They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 79.2%. Kansas committed 20 fouls for this contest which got the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Longhorns were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the contest.
Sir'Jabari Rice pitched in for the Longhorns for the matchup. He recorded 23 points in his 27 minutes on the court and totaled 2 assists for this contest. He made 9 of 14 in this matchup for a rate of 64.3%, and added 7 rebounds.
Texas has a mark of 23-8 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Longhorns are shooting 47.1% from the field, which ranks 48th in college basketball. Texas has accounted for 2,444 pts for the campaign (78.8 per game) and they collect 34.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 16.6 times per game (15th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 11.8 times per game. The Longhorns are responsible for committing 18.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.9% from the charity stripe.
The Longhorns on defense are ranked 139th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 68.7. They are able to force 16.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.7% from the floor (119th in the country). The Texas defense allows 33.3% on 3-point attempts (205 of 616) and their opponents are converting on 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 11.6 dimes and 34.7 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 97th and 225th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (+6)
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