Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Houston Cougars NCAAB Betting Prediction

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Houston Prediction 2/6/2024

The Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-12) travel to face off against the Houston Cougars (19-3) on Tuesday, February 6th. This game will be played at Fertitta Center in Houston and televised on ESPN2. Oklahoma State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Houston is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kansas. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Houston Cougars

The Oklahoma State Cowboys Are Coming Off A Win

As the Cowboys get set to take on the Cougars, they have struggled on the road this season, going 0-6 away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -13.0 points per game, and they have lost six straight games on the road.

Oklahoma State is 1-8 as an underdog this season, and they come into this game with an overall record of 10-12. In their last game, they defeated Kansas State by a score of 75-72.

As the underdog this season, Oklahoma State has an ATS record of just 2-7. Their overall ATS record is 7-14, and on the road, they are 1-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cowboys are just 2-8. Their last 3 road ATS record is 1-2, and their last 5 underdog ATS mark is 2-3.

This season, the over/under record for Oklahoma State is 11-10 and today’s over/under line of 128.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (140.4). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

The Houston Cougars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Houston is a perfect 13-0, and they have won 10 straight games at home. This season, the Cougars have been favored in 19 of their 22 games, and they have gone 17-2 in those contests.

So far, Houston has gone 5-3 in Big 12 play, and they are 19-3 overall. In their last game, the Cougars lost to Kansas by a score of 78-65.

As the favorite, Houston has gone 11-8 against the spread this season. Overall, their ATS mark is 11-9. At home, the Cougars are 9-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Houston is 6-4 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 128.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Houston’s games this season (133.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer than 128.5 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 138 points.

Oklahoma State Offense Breakdown

The Oklahoma State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 75 points vs. Kansas State. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.1% while connecting on 9 threes. The top scorer for the Cowboys was Javon Small with 18 points, while Quion Williams also chipped in with 17 points.

Javon Small (G) 13.9 5.1 4.8
Bryce Thompson (G) 11.6 1.9 1.5
Eric Dailey Jr. (F) 9.5 4.9 1.8

Houston Offense Breakdown

Houston offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 65 points against Kansas. In that game, they made 9/29 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 36.2%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cougars offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 22.4 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 43%.

LJ Cryer (G) 15.5 2.5 2.0
Emanuel Sharp (G) 12.1 3.9 1.0
Jamal Shead (G) 12.0 3.7 5.9

Oklahoma State Team Defense

So far, the Cowboys’ defense is ranked 123rd in the country at 70.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.5% this season.

Houston Team Defense

This season, the Houston defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the country while permitting an average of 54.0 points per contest. Against Kansas, the Cougars’ defense gave up 78 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Kansas only made 10 free-throws.

Cowboys vs Cougars Trends

  • Across the Cowboys last five road games, the team averaged 61 points per game while allowing 73. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-3, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Cougars have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 2-7 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 68 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Cowboys have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-8.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Cougars have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 6-4.

Cowboys vs Cougars Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Cougars vs. Cowboys matchup, our bet is to grab the Cowboys at +21. Even though our projections have the Cougars winning 76-68, we see the Cowboys as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 128.5, and our model predicts the Cowboys and Cougars to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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