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Oklahoma State vs UCF Basketball Picks 2-28-24

Central Florida Knights (14-12) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-15)
February 28, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -2.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The UCF Knights will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 game on Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. UCF has lost four of their last five games, while Oklahoma State has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the UCF vs Oklahoma State prediction.

UCF Preview

The UCF Knights are 14-12 (5-9) this season after they defeated Texas Tech by a score of 75-61 in their last game. UCF led 36-32 at halftime and held Texas Tech to only 29 points in the second half in the win. The Knights shot 46.6% from the field and forced 14 turnovers in the game. UCF had lost their previous four games against West Virginia, Cincinnati, BYU, and Texas Tech. The Knights are scoring 72 points per game with 38 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, while allowing 66.7 points against per game this year. Jaylin Sellers is averaging 16.5 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game and 1.2 assists per game. UCF is shooting 41.8% from the field, 70.4% on free throws, and 31.7% on three pointers this season. 

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Oklahoma State Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 12-15 (4-10) this year after they lost to Oklahoma in overtime by a score of 84-82 in their last game. Oklahoma State led 38-30 at the half, but allowed 42 points in the second half to go to overtime, before losing on a buzzer beater. The Cowboys shot 57.4% from the field and were -2 in rebounding margin in the game. Oklahoma State had won their previous two games against Cincinnati and BYU. The Cowboys are scoring 72 points per game with 34.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, while giving up 71.6 points against per game this season. Javon Small is averaging 14.6 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, and 4.5 assists per game. Oklahoma State is shooting 44.8% from the field, 68.5% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers this year. 

UCF vs Oklahoma State Betting Prediction

Both of these teams come into this matchup sitting towards the bottom of the Big 12 standings, but Oklahoma State has played pretty well recently. The Cowboys have wins against BYU and Cincinnati, along with a two point and four point loss to Oklahoma, in their last four games. UCF did beat Texas Tech by 14 points over the weekend, but they are 0-5 in their last five road games. The Knights are also only shooting 41.8% from the field, which is not a good sign when playing on the road. Take Oklahoma State at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Oklahoma State -2.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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