Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-4) at Oklahoma Sooners (11-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys face off on Saturday in a Big 12 college basketball matchup.
The Oklahoma Sooners are 11-5 this season and are ranked 18th in the nation but they have lost their last two games. OU is averaging 72.4 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.1 points and their opponents are shooting 36.9 percent. Buddy Hild leads the Sooners averaging 17.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. TaShawn Thomas is averaging 11.6 points and 5.9 rebounds, Isaiah Cousins is averaging 12.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Ryan Spangler is averaging 9.4 points and 8.0 rebounds. Oklahoma is 7-1 at home this season.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 12-4 the season and ranked 24th in the nation but have lost two of their last three games. OSU is averaging 70.8 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.1 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Le’Bryan Nash is averaging 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Phil Forte is averaging 17.8 points, Anthony Hickey is averaging 9.0 points, and Michael Cobbins is averaging 7.1 points and 6.0 rebounds. Oklahoma State is 1-3 on the road this season.
Oklahoma is 9-3 against the spread following a loss, 8-3 against the spread against the Big 12, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games. Oklahoma State is 8-3-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 7-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-17-1 against the spread in their last 23 road games.
The home team has covered the point spread in eight of the last 11 meetings of these two.
I have been back and forth on this one and while OSU looks somewhat appealing, their road record agaisnt the number doesn't so I will take the Sooners.