|2014 March Madness Second Round Odds: Oklahoma State vs. Gonzaga|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 21 March 2014 11:30|
Oklahoma State vs. Gonzaga Odds
Oklahoma State comes in with a 21-12 record out of the Big 12 while Gonzaga went 28-6 and won the West Coast Conference. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Oklahoma State is the favorite to win this game, as the Cowboys have odds of -3 points against Gonzaga. The over/under total for the game has been set at 139 points (View Matchup). These two met in 2012, with Gonzaga picking up a 69-68 victory. Gonzaga has actually won the last five meetings with Oklahoma State.
Gonzaga was 17-14-1 against the spread this season while hitting the under 19 times. The Bulldogs have won five straight entering today’s game and they are currently ranked 40th in scoring, averaging 76.9 points per game while shooting 49.8 percent from the field, which is the fifth-best percentage in the country. Zaga also shoots 39.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Gonzaga is holding opponents to 65 points and 39.5 percent shooting per game. The team is led by Sam Dower, who averages 15 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season.
Oklahoma State was 13-15-1 against the spread and hit the over 16 times this season. After a big lull in the middle of the season, Oklahoma State closed the season by winning five of its last seven, with the two losses coming in overtime to Kansas and Iowa State. Oklahoma State averages 80.3 points per game, which ranks 18th nationally. The Cowboys shoot 46.5 percent from the field and hold opponents to 40.7 percent shooting. Marcus Smart is leading Oklahoma State, as he averages 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game.
These two will face off in the second round of the West Region, today at 4:40PM ET on TNT. The game will be held from the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA.