Oklahoma State at Oklahoma: 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma Sooners (14-6) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-6)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma Sooners -5.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to the Lloyd Noble Center to take on the 7th ranked Oklahoma Sooners this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys won their 3rd straight game and improved to 15-6 on the season after defeating the 18th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders, 74-69 in OT, this past Monday night. Oklahoma State fought back from a 47-36 2nd half deficit to force OT and was able to pull away after Cade Cunningham’s three-pointer gave the Cowboys a 70-67 lead with 1:49 left in regulation. Oklahoma State shot 47.2% from the field and 16.7% from beyond the arc while Texas Tech shot 42.4% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc. Oklahoma State lost the turnover battle by a 18-12 margin, however, did outrebound Texas Tech by a 37-32 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Cade Cunningham who had 20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, & 1 steal.
On the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 75.7 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Cowboys are averaging 6.4 three-pointers per game on 33.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oklahoma State has been led by Cade Cunningham (18.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.4 spg), Avery Anderson III (9.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.2 spg), Isaac Likekele (9.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.1 spg), & Kalib Boone (9.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.4 bpg).
Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing their opponents to average 70.5 ppg on 40.1% shooting from the field. The Cowboys have a rebound margin of 2.9 and a turnover margin of -1.0.
The 7th ranked Oklahoma Sooners had their 3-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 14-6 on the season after being defeated by the Kansas State Wildcats, 62-57, this past Tuesday night. Oklahoma struggled offensively against Kansas State and could not fight back after an 11-0 Wildcats run gave Kansas State a 58-53 lead with 1:15 left in regulation. Oklahoma shot 39.3% from the field and 20.0% from beyond the arc while Kansas State shot 38.6% from the field and 25.9% from beyond the arc. Oklahoma was outrebounded by Kansas State by a 38-33 margin and committed 12 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Sooners was Austin Reaves who had 25 points, 6 rebounds, & 1 assist.
On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 74.9 ppg on 44.0% shooting from the field. The Sooners are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 32.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oklahoma has been led by Austin Reaves (17.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.9 apg), De’Vion Harmon (12.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg), Umoja Gibson (10.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.4 spg), & Brady Manek (10.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg).
Defensively, Oklahoma is holding their opponents to an average of 67.3 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Sooners have a rebound margin of 1.2 and a turnover margin of 2.4.
The Cowboys are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Sooners are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Oklahoma is better than the team we saw get beat by Kansas State earlier this week and have been outstanding at home this season, posting a 10-1 record, however, I am a bit surprised to see this line where it is currently at against an Oklahoma State team that arguably has more talent on their roster than the Sooners. Oklahoma State has been solid on both ends as the Cowboys rank 78th in scoring offense & 31st in defensive FG% and as I expect this in-state rivalry game to come down to the final possession or two, I think the play here is to take Oklahoma State and the points. Good Luck!