Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (13-1) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys +8.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Oklahoma Sooners face off on Wednesday in Stillwater in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 9-6 this season and they have lost their last two games. OSU is averaging 70.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Jeff Newberry leads the Cowboys averaging 11.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Jawun Evans is averaging 10.4 points, Leyton Hammonds is averaging 10.1 points, and Chris Oliver is averaging 9.1 points. Oklahoma State is missing their best player Phil Forte.
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The Oklahoma Sooners are 13-1 this season after bouncing back from their first loss of the year by beating Kansas State. Oklahoma is averaging 88.3 points and they are shooting 48 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Buddy Hield leads the Sooners averaging 26.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Jordan Woodard is averaging 15.2 points, Isaiah Cousins is averaging 12.1 points, and Ryan Spangler is averaging 11.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. Oklahoma could be the top team in the nation.
Oklahoma State is 3-7 against the spread following a loss, 2-8 against the spread against the Big 12, and 3-8 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Oklahoma is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 2-9 against the spread against the Big 12. The home team has covered the point spread in 10 of the last 14 meetings of these two.
The total is set at 143.5 and the over looks like low lying fruit so the over is my free pick.