BYU Cougars vs Oklahoma State Cowboys NCAA Betting Prediction

BYU Cougars vs Oklahoma State Prediction 2/17/2024

The BYU Cougars (18-6) travel to face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-14) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater and televised on ESPN+. BYU is coming off a win in their previous game, while Oklahoma State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Oklahoma. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

BYU Cougars vs Oklahoma State Cowboys

The BYU Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

BYU enters this game as the favorite, something they have been quite accustomed to this season. They have been the favorite in 20 of their 24 games, going 18-2 in those contests. The Cougars have been even better at home, going 14-2 compared to 4-4 on the road.

Over their last 10 road games, BYU has gone 5-5, including a 2-3 mark over their last five. They are coming off a two-point win over UCF, and they have won two straight games.

When looking at BYU’s ATS record this season, they have gone 14-9-1. In their 20 games as the favorite, they have posted a mark of 14-5-1 vs. the spread. On the road, the Cougars are 3-4-1 ATS this year and over their last three road games, they are 1-2.

BYU’s over/under record for the season is 11-13 and today’s line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (149.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their most recent game to Oklahoma by a score of 66-62, Oklahoma State’s overall record now stands at 10-14. The Cowboys have gone 2-3 over their last five games and 6-4 over their last ten at home.

So far this season, Oklahoma State has gone 9-6 at home compared to 0-8 on the road. They have lost their last two games and are just 2-9 in Big 12 play.

As the underdog, Oklahoma State has gone 4-7 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 9-14. In their last three games as the underdog, the Cowboys are 3-0 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Oklahoma State’s games this season (139.9). So far, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 138 points.

BYU Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, BYU’s offense looked good, scoring 90 points against UCF. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.7% and made 40/46 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Jaxson Robinson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13.8, while Spencer Johnson also maintains a PPG average of 11 leading up to the game.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 13.8 2.5 1.5
Spencer Johnson (G) 11.0 5.6 3.4
Trevin Knell (G) 11.4 3.8 1.5

Oklahoma State Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 70.4 points per game, the Oklahoma State had a below average performance. They scored 62 points against Oklahoma and had a field goal percentage of 30.6%. On the offensive front, the Cowboys have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 301st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 249th in terms of percentage and 77th in three-pointers made.

Javon Small (G) 14.2 5.2 4.6
Eric Dailey Jr. (F) 9.0 4.9 1.7
Bryce Thompson (G) 11.6 1.9 1.5

BYU Team Defense

So far, the Cougars’ defense is ranked 70th in the country at 67.6 points per contest. The BYU defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 88 points and allowed UCF to connect on 8 threes.

Oklahoma State Team Defense

Oklahoma State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.4 points per game. So far, the Oklahoma State defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (638th).

Cougars vs Cowboys Trends

  • Although BYU has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-3-1. The team averaged 73 points per game in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Oklahoma State has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-5, while averaging 57 points per game.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cowboys have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Cougars have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 1-2.

Cougars vs Cowboys Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +7, we have the Cowboys as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 150.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the under.

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