Oklahoma State vs. Long Beach State - 11/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Long Beach State 49ers (3-2) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Networks
The Long Beach State 49ers will travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Long Beach State 49ers dropped to 3-2 (0-0 Big West) on the season after being defeated by the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 82-77, this past Sunday. Long Beach State made a big rally in the 2nd half to cut a 15 point Oklahoma State lead to one with minutes left, however, couldn’t complete the comeback as the 49ers missed their last 11 shots in the game. Long Beach State shot 43.9% from the field and 29.2% from beyond the arc in the loss. The 49ers allowed Oklahoma State to shoot 55.1% from the field and was outrebounded by the Cowboys by a 35-30 margin. Leading the way for Long Beach State was Gabe Levin who had 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. On the season, the 49ers have been led by Nick Faust (13.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.6 spg), Roschon Prince (11.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg), and Gabe Levin (7.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.0 apg). Offensively, Long Beach State is scoring 73.2 ppg on 41.8% shooting. The 49ers are averaging 15.6 assists per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.3. Defensively, Long Beach State is allowing 73.6 ppg on 44.5% shooting. The 49ers have a turnover margin of 3.4 and a rebound margin of -4.0.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys improved to 4-1 (0-0 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Long Beach State 49ers, 82-77, this past Sunday. Oklahoma State used a 21-5 run in the 1st half to take control in the game however, had to hit some key FT’s late in the game to secure the victory after Long Beach State made a big comeback. Oklahoma State shot 43.8% (7-16) from beyond the arc however, committed 16 turnovers in the victory. The Cowboys held the 49ers to 29.2% (7-24) from three-point range and had 9 blocks in the game. Leading the way for Oklahoma State was Jawan Evans who had 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. On the season, the Cowboys have been led by Chris Olivier (15.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.6 bpg), Jeff Newberry (13.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg), and Phil Forte (13.3 ppg). Offensively, Oklahoma State is averaging 79.2 ppg on 47.4% shooting. The Cowboys average 5.8 three-pointers per game and have a 1.39 assist/turnover ratio. Defensively, Oklahoma State is holding their opponents to 65.8 ppg on 37.9% shooting. The Cowboys have a rebound margin of 3.6 and average 7.6 blocks per game.
The 49ers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. the Big 12 and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Cowboys are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
The Long Beach State 49ers and Oklahoma State Cowboys will play each for the 2nd straight time on Friday. Long Beach State made a great run to make this a game in the 2nd half but it was clear that Oklahoma State was the better team. Long Beach State lost all five of their starters from last year’s squad and although they got a couple of good transfers in Nick Faust and Gabe Levin, I don’ think they have enough offensive to hang around with the Cowboys in Stillwater. I think Oklahoma State will pull away in the 2nd half and cover this spread.