Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State - 2/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-15) at Oklahoma Sooners (21-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -14.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to the Lloyd Noble Center to take on the 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 12-15 (3-11 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 71-61, this past Saturday. Oklahoma State allowed Toddrick Gotcher to score 21 second half points to help the Red Raiders to pull away from the Cowboys in the loss. Oklahoma State shot 38.9% from the field and 46.7% (14-30) from beyond the arc. The Cowboys allowed the Red Raiders to shoot 51.2% from the field and was outrebounded by Texas Tech by a 35-24 margin. Leading the way for Oklahoma State was Leyton Hammonds who had 15 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal. On the season, the Cowboys have been led by Jawun Evans (12.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.9 apg), Jeff Newberry (11.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 spg), and Leyton Hammonds (10.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg). Offensively, Oklahoma State is averaging 68.6 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field and 34.0% shooting from beyond the arc. The Cowboys average 6.5 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.02. Defensively, Oklahoma State is holding their opponents to an average of 67.1 ppg on 40.6% shooting. The Cowboys average 4.2 blocks per game and have a turnover margin of -0.7.
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The 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners snapped their two game losing streak to defeat the West Virginia Mountaineers, 76-62, this past Saturday. Oklahoma was up by a 28-26 margin at halftime and used a 9-0 run late in the 2nd half to take control of the contest and secure the win. Oklahoma shot 40.3% from the field and outrebounded West Virginia by a 46-33 margin. The Sooners held the Mountaineers to 33.3% shooting from the field and 33.3% (7-21) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Oklahoma was Buddy Hield who had 29 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal. On the season, the Sooners have been led by Buddy Hield (25.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.3 spg), Isaiah Cousins (13.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.4 spg), and Jordan Woodard (13.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.7 spg). Offensively, Oklahoma is averaging 82.5 ppg on 46.2% shooting from the field and 43.1% shooting from beyond the arc. The Sooners average 10.6 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.22. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing their opponents to average 71.0 ppg on 40.0% shooting from the field. The Sooners have a rebound margin of 3.4 and average 7.0 steals per game.
The Cowboys are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sooners are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Oklahoma State has really struggled since losing Jawun Evans due to a shoulder injury and has now lost 5 of their last 6 games. Oklahoma was able to get back on track with an impressive road win at West Virginia and continue to have one of the best scoring offensives in the country as they rank 73rd in FG% and 1st in 3P FG%. Oklahoma State is just 1-7 on the road this season while averaging just 65.2 ppg and although the Sooners barely escaped Oklahoma State in their 1st matchup of the season, I think the Sooners will be able to easily take care of the Cowboys in the one and cover this large spread.