Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is favored on the road, as the Aggies are getting odds of -6 points against the Cowboys. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 148.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will air live on ESPN2.
Texas A&M is off to a 2-0 start with a 23-point win over West Virginia and a 19-point win over UC Santa Barbara. The Aggies are 1-1 against the spread, just barely missing out on covering the 20.5-point spread against UCSB. The Aggies are scoring 86 points per game while allowing 65 per contest. DJ Hogg is putting up 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while Tyler Davis is adding 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.
Oklahoma State is off to an impressive 3-0 start overall and 3-0 against the spread. The Cowboys have beaten Pepperdine, Charlotte and Oral Roberts by an average of 30 points. Oklahoma State is averaging 84 points per game while allowing just 53.3. The Cowboys are being led by Brandon Averette, who is averaging 14.7 points and 6 assists per contest while Kendall Smith is adding 12.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per contest.
These two haven’t met since 2012, but the Aggies have won four of the last five meetings with the Cowboys, covering the spread in those four victories. However, the trends are with Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games at a neutral site and 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games. The Aggies are just 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a win. The public betting is strongly with Texas A&M tonight, but I like Oklahoma State to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA STATE +6