Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 2/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
The Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-12) are traveling to Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday where they will compete against the Oklahoma Sooners (13-14).
The Texas Tech Red Raiders took the court against West Virginia and went home with a win by a final score of 78-72 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Red Raiders ended up walking away with 13 and West Virginia racked up 14 personal fouls. They also converted 11 of their 28 shots from distance. West Virginia walked away from this one shooting 77.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of their 9 attempts. Furthermore, West Virginia snagged 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't have a block. West Virginia recorded 14 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to defending, Texas Tech allowed 43.5% from the field on 27 out of 62 shooting. They also dished out 7 dimes for the matchup while creating 11 turnovers and having 9 steals. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 39 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Red Raiders knocked down 14 of 19 shots for a percentage of 73.7%. Texas Tech finished the contest with a 46.8% FG percentage (29 of 62) and knocked down 6 of their 14 three-point shots.
Jaylon Tyson is one guy who played a role in this matchup. He finished the game shooting 73.3% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. He played 36 minutes and totaled 5 rebounds. He walked away with 27 points on 11 out of 15 shooting.
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Texas Tech enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 15-12 for the season. They are turning it over 14.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.7 fouls per game. As a team, Texas Tech is collecting 35.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 353 assists for the year, which has them ranked 204th in the nation in terms of passing. The Red Raiders are hitting 34.2% on shots from distance (193 of 565) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. They average 74.0 points per outing (126th in the nation) while going 46.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Red Raiders are able to force 14.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They are surrendering 32.9% on three-point shots and they are 142nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.4). The Red Raiders defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.9% (655 of 1,562) and they surrender 32.8 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 195th in college basketball in allowing assists with 353 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Oklahoma Sooners took a loss by a score of 85-83 when they played Texas. When talking about attacking the glass, Oklahoma allowed Texas to pull down 28 overall (8 on the offensive side). They shot 33.3% from downtown by connecting on 6 out of 18 and ended up going 17 of 25 at the free throw line (68.0%). The Sooners allowed Texas to convert 31 of 65 attempts from the field which had them shooting 47.7% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Sooners went 29 for 60 from the field which had them at 48.3%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Oklahoma made 8 out of 23 attempts (34.8%). They were able to convert 17 of them for a clip of 77.3%. Texas committed 20 personal fouls in this contest which took the Sooners to the charity stripe for 22 attempts. They gave up possession 17 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. The Sooners corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 30 for this game.
Grant Sherfield ended up being important for the Sooners in the matchup. He made 7 out of 16 in this matchup for a rate of 43.8%, and earned 1 rebound. He accumulated 18 points in his 43 minutes on the hardwood and earned 3 assists in the matchup.
Oklahoma has a win-loss mark of 13-14 this year. The Sooners have committed 16.4 personal fouls per game and they go 72.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.1 times per game (184th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per game. Oklahoma has earned 1,849 points for the campaign (68.5 per contest) and they pull down 32.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Sooners are hitting on 47.0% from the field, which ranks them 50th in D-1.
The Sooners are ranked 128th in college hoops in points given up per game with 68.0. They have forced 10.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (157th in college basketball). The Oklahoma defense gives up 30.1% on 3-pointers (145 of 482) and their opponents are connecting on 71.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 10.6 dimes and 32.3 rebounds per contest, ranking them 35th and 76th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas Tech
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