Oklahoma State vs UCF Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/12/24

Central Florida (16-14) vs Oklahoma State (12-19)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 12:30 pm (T-Mobile Center)

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In this article we will formulate an Oklahoma State vs UCF betting prediction for this college basketball game on Tuesday, March 11th at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Oklahoma State recent form and recent player performance 
  • The UCF recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Oklahoma State
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving UCF
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Oklahoma State and UCF
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Oklahoma State and UCF

Oklahoma State Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 12-19 (4-14) this year after they lost to BYU by a score of 85-71 in their last game. Oklahoma State trailed 32-29 at halftime and allowed 53 points in the second half in the loss. The Cowboys shot 44.8% from the field and were -2 in rebounding margin in the game. Oklahoma State has lost five games in a row and they have allowed at least 75 points in all of them. The Cowboys are scoring 71.3 points per game with 33.6 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, while allowing 72.6 points against per game this year. Javon Small is averaging 14.9 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game. Oklahoma State is shooting 44.3% from the field, 69.8% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers this season. 

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UCF Preview

The UCF Knights are 16-14 (7-11) this season after they defeated TCU by a score of 79-77 in their last game. UCF was tied at 36 at the half, but they scored 43 points in the second half for the narrow win. The Knights shot 49.1% from the field and made 19 free throws in the game. UCF lost to Houston by a score of 67-59 and Iowa State by a score of 60-52 in the two games prior to TCU. The Knights are scoring 71.3 points per game with 37.5 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game, while giving up 67 points against per game this season. Jaylin Sellers is averaging 16 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 1.1 assists per game. UCF is shooting 42.1% from the field, 70.7% on free throws, and 31.3% on three pointers this year. 

Oklahoma State vs UCF Betting Prediction

Oklahoma State comes into this matchup tied for last in the Big 12 standings and they have lost five games in a row, while UCF has played pretty well over their last five games. The Knights have picked up wins against TCU, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, while also being competitive with Houston and Iowa State in recent games. The Knights are only shooting 42.1% from the field, but should be able to take advantage of a bad Oklahoma State defense. UCF won the only meeting between these teams by a score of 77-71, just a few games ago. I like the Knights to beat Oklahoma State once again here, as they come into the tournament with a little bit of confidence. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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