Sam Houston vs Oklahoma State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/12/23
Oklahoma State Cowboys (0-1) vs Sam Houston State Bearkats (1-1)
Game Info: Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma State Cowboys -7.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sam Houston Bearkats will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a non-conference game on Sunday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Sam Houston has split their first two games of the year, while Oklahoma State opened their season with a loss.
Sam Houston Preview
The Sam Houston Bearkats are 1-1 this year after they lost to Utah Valley by a score of 79-73 in overtime. Sam Houston led 27-24 at the half, but they allowed 55 points in the second half/overtime for the loss. The Bearkats shot 34.4% from the field and they were out rebounded by a total of 47-32 in the game. Sam Houston defeated Pacific in their season opener by a score of 64-57. The Bearkats are scoring 68.5 points per game with 34.5 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per game, while allowing 68 points against per game this year. Lamar Wilkerson has led the Bearkats with 17.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals this season. Sam Houston is shooting 35.7% from the field, 75% on free throws, and 22.5% on three pointers this season.
Oklahoma State Preview
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 0-1 this season after they lost to Abilene Christian by a score of 64-49 in their first game. Oklahoma State trailed 36-25 at halftime and they held ACU to only 28 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to come back. The Cowboys shot 41.1% from the field, 21.7% on three pointers, and 40% on free throws in the loss. Oklahoma State recorded 35 rebounds, 13 assists, and they turned the ball over 13 times in the game. Bryce Thompson led the Cowboys with 19 points and three rebounds, while Mike Marsh added 13 points and nine rebounds. Oklahoma State gave up 64 points on 45.6% field goal shooting and they forced 15 turnovers in the game.
Sam Houston was able to get a nice win over Pacific to start their season, but they had a heartbreaking overtime loss in their last game. Oklahoma State lost to Abilene Christian in their first game and they really struggled to score in the loss. The Cowboys did shoot 41% from the field, but only scoring 59 points is not going to get the job done. Both of these teams have been pretty low scoring to start this season, especially when you take out Sam Houston’s overtime, so I like the under in this matchup.