West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
The West Virginia Mountaineers (10-5) are traveling to Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Oklahoma Sooners (10-6).
The West Virginia Mountaineers played Kansas and took a loss by a final of 76-62 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Mountaineers ended up finishing with 14 while Kansas totaled 24 personal fouls. They also converted 11 out of their 24 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Kansas walked away from this one shooting 89.5% at the free throw line by making 17 of 19 attempts. Furthermore, Kansas grabbed 40 boards (10 offensive, 30 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Kansas doled out 12 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. In the matter of defense, West Virginia allowed the other team to go 42.1% from the floor on 24 out of 57 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 3 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 29 with 9 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Mountaineers made 18 of 28 shots for a percentage of 64.3%. West Virginia finished the contest having earned a 35.1% FG percentage (20 of 57) and converted 4 of their 20 3-point shots.
Tre Mitchell is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. He ended up scoring 15 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins and also grabbed 5 boards. He ended up going 41.7% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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West Virginia comes into this contest with a mark of 10-5 for the campaign. They are averaging 78.3 pts per contest (56th in the nation) while going 47.0% from the floor. The Mountaineers are shooting 35.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (106 of 299) and 69.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, West Virginia is grabbing 35.7 boards per game and has accounted for 213 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 219th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.2 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Mountaineers are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game and they draw 22.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 32.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 155th in D-1 in opponents points per game (68.0). Mountaineers are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.6% (350 of 821) and they surrender 32.0 boards per game as a squad. They rank 81st in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 181 conceded this year.
The last time they took the court, the Oklahoma Sooners took a loss by a final score of 79-75 when they faced Kansas. Concerning how they rebounded, Oklahoma permitted Kansas to pull down 33 in all (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 36.4% from distance by connecting on 4 of 11 and finished the contest at 31 out of 39 from the free throw line (79.5%). The Sooners allowed Kansas to convert 22 of their 59 tries from the field which had them at 37.3% in this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Sooners went 27 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.4%. Regarding 3-pointers, Oklahoma made 2 of 17 attempts (11.8%). They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.6%. Kansas earned 16 fouls in this contest which took the Sooners to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Sooners recorded 28 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in this game.
Grant Sherfield was important for the Sooners in this contest. He knocked down 9 of 15 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 4 rebounds. He accumulated 25 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist in this matchup.
Oklahoma has a mark of 10-6 on the year. As an offensive team, the Sooners are hitting on 49.1% from the field, which is 16th in the country. Oklahoma has totaled 1,100 pts for the season (68.8 per contest) and they collect 32.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.8 times per game (157th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.6 times per contest. The Sooners are committing 14.9 personal fouls per game and they hit 74.0% from the charity stripe.
The Sooners on defense are ranked 34th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 62.7. They are able to force 10.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (116th in D-1). The Oklahoma defense allows 27.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (76 of 279) and their opposition makes 74.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 9.3 dimes and 30.1 rebounds per game, which is ranked 14th and 10th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take West Virginia
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