Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-1) vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies (1-1)
November 13, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oakland Golden Grizzlies +11.5 / Oklahoma State Cowboys -11.5 ; Over/Under: 145
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Oakland Golden Grizzlies meet Sunday in college basketball action from Athletics Center O’rena. Oklahoma State is 1-1 so far this year and coming off a loss to Southern Illinois. As for Oakland, they’re 1-1 as well following a loss to Bowling Green. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Oklahoma State started out their campaign this year versus Texas-Arlington and didn’t have a ton of trouble. The Cowboys scored 50 points in the second half in a 77-66 win. Bryce Thompson was the top team scorer with 18 points and seven rebounds.
In game two, Oklahoma State played Southern Illinois. The Cowboys went into halftime with a five-point lead but were outscored 33-27 from there in a 61-60 loss. Moussa Cisse managed a double-double for Oklahoma State with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
Over on the Oakland side, they had a pretty easy matchup in their first game of the year versus Defiance. Oakland was up 43-14 by halftime and cruised to the 92-27 result. Keaton Hervey was tops in scoring with 19 points and six boards.
Oakland faced a tougher foe in Bowling Green during game two. The Grizzlies were down 45-39 by the break and eventually lost 87-82. Trey Townsend led the team on 23 points, and Hervey added 11 boards and nine points.
OK State is 3-1-2 ATS in their last six after a straight-up loss and 1-3-2 ATS in their last six road games. The Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS in their last eight Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six at home.
PICK: I’m going to try Oakland here. The Grizzlies couldn’t quite overcome Bowling Green in their last game despite shooting 50 percent from the field. Oakland was out-muscled on the boards pretty badly (45-27) and shot 29.2 percent from 3-point range.
As for Oklahoma State, they held Southern Illinois to 38.3 percent from the field in their loss. The Cowboys hit just 8-of-16 from the line but did a good job rebounding with a 43-31 advantage. Oklahoma State should do better here but I think Oakland can get in there.