Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-14) are headed to United Supermarkets Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-14).
The Oklahoma State Cowboys faced off with Baylor and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-68 in their last contest. Oklahoma State finished having earned a 39.7% field goal percentage (27 of 68) and made 9 of their 32 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys buried 5 of 9 shots for a percentage of 55.6%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 38 with 21 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 dimes for this game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to the defense, Oklahoma State let their opponent shoot 41.8% from the floor on 23 out of 55 shooting. Baylor earned 13 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Moreover, Baylor pulled down 25 rebounds (9 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Baylor finished 85.0% from the charity stripe by converting 17 of their 20 attempts. They made 11 out of their 31 attempts from distance. When it comes to fouls, the Cowboys walked away with 17 while Baylor accounted for 16 fouls.
John-Michael Wright is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He was able to score 17 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He played for 35 mins and totaled 5 rebounds. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and recorded 3 dimes.
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Oklahoma State steps onto the court with a record of 16-14 for the year. They average 69.5 points per game (239th in D-1) while shooting 43.9% from the field. The Cowboys are hitting 31.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (208 of 658) and 70.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Oklahoma State is grabbing 36.1 boards per game and has 381 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 218th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.4 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cowboys are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They concede 31.3% from beyond the arc and they are 85th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (66.8). The Cowboys defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.4% (697 of 1,725) and they surrender 33.5 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 134th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 365 conceded on the year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went home defeated by a final of 67-63 when they played Kansas. With respect to rebounding, Texas Tech permitted Kansas to snag 28 in all (3 on the offensive glass). They shot 21.7% from distance by shooting 5 of 23 and ended up going 18 out of 22 at the free throw line (81.8%). The Red Raiders allowed Kansas to convert 22 of their 56 tries from the floor which left them shooting 39.3% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Red Raiders ended up going 25 for 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.0%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Texas Tech made 3 out of 16 tries (18.8%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a rate of 71.4%. Kansas was called for 12 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Red Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They also turned it over 8 times, while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Red Raiders earned 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this game.
De'Vion Harmon pitched in for the Red Raiders in this contest. He earned 15 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 2 assists in this matchup. He buried 6 of 11 for this game giving him a rate of 54.5%, and totaled 1 rebound.
Texas Tech has a record of 16-14 for the campaign. The Red Raiders are committing 15.6 fouls per contest and they hit 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.9 times per game (201st in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. Texas Tech has accounted for 2,217 points this season (73.9 per game) and they collect 35.2 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Red Raiders are hitting on 46.5% from the floor, which ranks 73rd in Division 1.
The Texas Tech defense concedes 32.2% on shots from distance (239 of 743) and their opposition knocks down 70.9% of their foul shots. They allow 13.3 assists and 32.4 boards per contest, ranking them 220th and 80th in the nation. The Red Raiders defensively are ranked 137th in D-1 in PPG given up with 68.6. They have forced 14.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (71st in D-1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma State
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