Oklahoma at Oklahoma State: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-6) vs Oklahoma Sooners (14-7)
Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma State Cowboys 0 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 7th ranked Oklahoma Sooners will travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The 7th ranked Oklahoma Sooners (14-7) will look to avoid a 2-game sweep at the hands of the Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-6) after the Sooners were defeated by the Cowboys by a 94-90 (OT) margin this past Saturday. In a tight, back-and-forth game in the 2nd half, Oklahoma was able to force OT on a Brady Manek layup with just :08 seconds left in regulation, however, the Sooners could not fight back after a pair of FT’s by the Cowboys Cade Cunningham gave Oklahoma State a 90-85 lead with :55 seconds left in OT. Oklahoma shot 49.3% from the field and 43.5% from beyond the arc while Oklahoma State shot 48.4% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc. Oklahoma was outrebounded by Oklahoma State by a 45-28 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 20-15 margin. Leading the way for the Sooners was Austin Reaves (22 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 1 block) while the Cowboys were led by Cade Cunningham (40 points 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 2 blocks).
On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 75.6 ppg on 44.3% shooting from the field. The Sooners are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oklahoma has been led by Austin Reaves (17.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.1 apg), De’Vion Harmon (13.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.0 spg), Umoja Gibson (10.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.3 spg), & Brady Manek (9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg).
Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing their opponents to average 68.6 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The Sooners have a rebound margin of 0.3 and a turnover margin of 2.5.
On the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 76.5 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Cowboys are averaging 6.5 three-pointers per game on 33.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oklahoma State has been led by Cade Cunningham (19.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg, 1.0 bpg), Avery Anderson III (10.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.2 spg), Isaac Likekele (9.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.1 spg), & Kalib Boone (9.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 bpg).
Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing their opponents to average 71.4 ppg on 40.6% shooting from the field. The Cowboys have a rebound margin of 3.5 and a turnover margin of -1.2.
The Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, however, are just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Monday games.
Oklahoma is going to take a dive in the ranking after losing to both Kansas State & Oklahoma State last week and although the Sooners are still a very tough team, I do not think there is any question that the Cowboys are playing the better basketball as of right now. Oklahoma State comes into this game ranked 64th in scoring offense and between the fact that Sooners are just 4-5 on the road this season and that Oklahoma State is 9-3 at home, I think the play here is to take the Cowboys in this pick-em. Good Luck!