UConn vs. Oklahoma State - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0) at Connecticut Huskies (0-2)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and UConn Huskies meet Monday night in college basketball action at the Lahaina Civic Center on ESPNU.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys hope to build on their 3-0 start with their best victory of the season. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 107 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Jawun Evans is averaging 23.3 points and 6.3 assists while Phil Forte III is averaging 22 points and 2.3 rebounds. Jeffrey Carroll is the third double-digit scorer and Lindy Waters III is grabbing three rebounds. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are allowing 42 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have split their last six neutral site games.
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The UConn Huskies are desperate for a big win after losing to Wagner and Northeastern to start the season. The UConn Huskies are averaging 61.3 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Terry Larrier is averaging 16.7 points and 5.7 rebounds while Jalen Adams is averaging 11 points and four assists. Alterique Gilbert is the third double-digit scorer and Amida Brimah is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 27 percent from beyond the arc and 60.8 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies have split their last eight neutral site games.
The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 37-16-1 ATS in their last 54 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 overall and the under is 4-1 in Cowboys last 5 overall.
I'm not freaking out over UConn's poor start, as the Huskies usually start a season slow and get rolling come tournament time. This isn't new. Bottom line is UConn has far more talent than Oklahoma State and if the Huskies play to their potential should win this game. The value is on UConn here.