The third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners (21-5, 9-5 Big 12) host Big 12 and in-state rival Oklahoma State (12-15, 3-11 Big 12) on Wednesday, February 24. The game takes place at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Tip-off is at 9:00 pm EST
The Oklahoma Sooners are 2 and 3 straight up in their last 5 games. One positive for the Sooners is that they go into this battle against Oklahoma State having beaten West Virginia in their last game on Feb. 20. Oklahoma State is 1 and 5 straight up in their last 6 games. They go into this battle against the Sooners on a 2 game losing streak.
How To Bet the Oklahoma State Cowboys vs No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners College Basketball Line
What: Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-15) at No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners (21-5)
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Tip Off: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Norman, Oklahoma
Stadium: Lloyd Noble Center
Spread: Sooners -15.5
Game Total: 141.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma
The college basketball betting odds favor the Sooners by 15.5-points to beat the Cowboys. Recently, neither team has been all that impressive against the spread. The Oklahoma Sooners are 1 and 4 ATS in their last 5 games. Overall, the Sooners are 5 and 6 ATS at home. Oklahoma State has gone 1 and 5 ATS in their last 6 games. The Cowboys are 3 and 5 ATS in their away games this season.
Bet The Oklahoma State Cowboys Because…
In the last game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State the Cowboys were good enough to lose by only 2 points. The game ended up Oklahoma 74 and Oklahoma State 72. The Cowboys entered the game as a +8 point home dog. They played terrific. Oklahoma State ended up shooting over 48% from the field. What did them in was allowing Oklahoma to shoot 46% from the field and 43% from three. As is the case with most teams that face Oklahoma, stopping Buddy Hield is not possible. He scored 26 points against the Cowboys.
Bet The No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners Because…
Oklahoma had their bad stretch of games where they lost 3 of 4. They are over that bad stretch after beating West Virginia in their last game. The win was stunning because Oklahoma was a +5.5 point road dog. The Sooners weren’t supposed to beat West Virginia on their court. The Sooners should be able to carry over momentum from that win to this Wednesday night battle with Oklahoma State.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Oklahoma State played very well against Oklahoma in the first game. But in that game, Hield had 10 turnovers. Versus West Virginia, Hield only had 2 turnovers. Against Kansas on Feb. 13 in a close 72 to 76 Sooner loss, Hield had 4 turnovers.
Buddy Hield may never turn the ball over 10 times in a single game again. With that being written, it’s so hard to back Oklahoma. They’re one of those very good teams that get the benefit of the doubt even though they almost never cover the spread. What makes this game even more difficult to figure out is the fact that the Cowboys have been terrible ATS as well.
The guess here is that Oklahoma will beat Oklahoma State by more than 2 points but it will still be a close game, relatively speaking. The Cowboys should be over 12 point dogs in this. If they keep it around 10 points, they’ll beat Oklahoma against the spread.