Cowboys vs. Sooners Prediction
An in-state rivalry will take place today as the Oklahoma State Cowboys clash with the 23rd-ranked Oklahoma Sooners. Can Oklahoma cover as double digit favorites this afternoon?
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Lloyd Noble Center at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Sooners are an 11.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 143 points. As of Saturday morning, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Oklahoma State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Cowboys drop Big 12 opener
Oklahoma State fell 69-63 at home Wednesday night against Iowa State in its Big 12 Conference opener. The Cowboys (6-7) led by a point at halftime before being outscored 34-27 after the break. Oklahoma State shot 22-of-58 from the floor, 8-of-26 from 3-point range and 11-of-14 at the free throw line. Cameron McGriff tallied 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point range and 3-of-5 at the charity stripe to lead the way. He also recorded 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Lindy Waters III accounted for 15 points plus five boards and two assists. Michael Weathers added 12 points along with four rebounds off the bench.
Sooners have seven-game win streak snapped
Oklahoma suffered a 70-63 home defeat versus fifth-ranked Kansas last Saturday afternoon to drop to 11-2 on the season. Brady Manek paced the Sooners with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting plus 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 3-of-5 at the free throw line. He also registered a double-double with 11 rebounds. Kristian Doolittle had 12 points plus eight boards and two assists. Christian James registered 11 points plus 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Aaron Calixte added 10 points and three dimes. Oklahoma trailed 40-25 at halftime and its second-half rally fell short. The Sooners shot 25-of-62 from the floor, 5-of-22 from 3-point range and 8-of-13 on free throw attempts.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games versus the Big 12. Oklahoma State is 0-6 ATS in its last six games following an ATS loss.
The Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games. Oklahoma is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games overall.
The Sooners are a tremendous defensive team, ranked seventh nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency. Most of OSU's struggles are on the offensive end, so I could see Oklahoma clamping down while pulling away slowly as the game progresses. The better team is at home here and the spread is justified. Despite rivalry games sometimes being tricky, I think the Sooners cover here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA SOONERS -11.5