The first time the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners met the Oklahoma State Cowboys this season, it ended in a 109-89 annihilation by Trae Young and company. Will the Sooners double down this Satirday? Or will the Cowboys even things up and recover some of their pride? Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the Oklahoma Sooners vs Oklahoma State Cowboys NCAA Basketball Game on January 20 2018
Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena
When: Saturday, January 20 2:00 PM EST
Line: Oklahoma Sooners (n/a) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (n/a) –view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Oklahoma Sooners (14-3)
There is more to Oklahoma than just Trae Young, but it would be a big mistake not to talk about him. It’s punishable by law for opposing teams’ not to scout the hotshot from Oklahoma. Young is averaging an insane 30.1 points and 9.4 assists per game –both best in the nation. In the first meeting with the Cowboys, Young introduced himself to Oklahoma State by going off for 27 points to go with 19 assists, and nine rebounds. It’s the closest thing for the Cowboys to facing Steph Curry in a game. They must be honored. But seriously, no team has been able to figure out Young this season, so that’s likely what’s going to happen again on Saturday. The Sooners shot 54.7 percent from the field in that game, thanks in part to teh Cowboys’ soft defense that is only 141st in the nation with 71.9 points per game allowed. Conversely, the Sooners are tops in the nation in scoring with a dizzying average of 93.6 PPG.
Betting on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-6)
Although they have already suffered an embarrasing defeat at the hands of Oklahoma, the Cowboys should be much better in the rematch. For one, they are playing at Stillwater. The Cowboys are 8-2 SU and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as the home team agaisnt Oklahoma. While Young scored 27 points on them in the first meeting, the Cowboys were still able to hold him to only 1-of-6 shooting from the three-point area. That’s what equals success these days against Young. What Oklahoma State needs to do better this time around is take away the scoring of other Sooners. Oklahoma freshman Brady Manek is averaging just 11.3 points this season, but the Cowboys let him get 28 points against them.
Speaking of defense, Oklahoma’s defense is not at all great either, so the Cowboys should still be able to find their way to the hoop. They are producing 79.1 points per game.
Oklahoma wins, 85-81.
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