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Oklahoma State vs. UTSA - 11/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
UTSA Roadrunners (0-2) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (0-1)
Date & Time Wednesday November 14, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -12.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
CBSNN
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NCAA BB | UTSA Roadrunners (0-2) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (0-1)
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The UT San Antonio Roadrunners and Oklahoma State Cowboys meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The UT San Antonio Roadrunners need a bounce back showing after a rough 0-2 start to the season. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are averaging 71.5 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Keaton Wallace is averaging 15.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Nick Allen is averaging 15 points and two assists. Giovanni De Nicolao is the third double-digit scorer and Byron Frohnen is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are shooting 25.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners have won four of their last six road games.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys look for a victory as well after losing their season opener to Charlotte. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 64 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Cameron McGriff is averaging 17 points and six rebounds while Thomas Dziagwa is averaging 15 points and two assists. Lindy Waters III is the third double-digit scorer and Isaac Likekele is dishing four assists. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are allowing 43.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 24 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have split their last eight home games.

The Roadrunners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big 12. The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Conference USA, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-1-1 in Cowboys last 9 overall and the under is 18-5 in Roadrunners last 23 overall.

The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are off to a brutal start, which includes a loss to St. Edward's, and they're currently one of the worst defensive teams in the country two games into the season. The Oklahoma State Cowboys had offensive issues in their opener, but that should change at home, and even with those struggles, they still had chances to win. Also, OK State has covered 12 of its last 19 games when a double-digit favorite. I'll lay the points with the Cowboys at home, as UTSA has been awful up to this point.

Pick:
Oklahoma State Cowboys -12.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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