The Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-1) will be at home in Gallagher-Iba Arena when they challenge the Austin Peay Governors (3-3). The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 151.5 points with Oklahoma State opening as a 21.5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Austin Peay Governors vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Free Preview
The Governors had no trouble getting past the Miami (OH) RedHawks in their last game, 86-61. Dayton Gumm was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting. Austin Peay played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 19.1 (worse than their season average of 18.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.682 (above their season average of 0.495). Miami (OH) was 27.7 and 0.522, respectively, for those same stats.
The last time the Cowboys played, they dismantled the Houston Baptist Huskies, 101-74. Oklahoma State’s Cameron McGriff played a key role with 14 points and nine rebounds. Oklahoma State played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.500 (above their season average of 0.198) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.565 (above their season average of 0.488). For those same stats, Houston Baptist was 0.227 and 0.447, respectively.
Oklahoma State could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the nation’s worst defenses. Dating back to last season, the Cowboys rank eighth in offensive efficiency, while Austin Peay ranks 336th in defensive efficiency.
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Austin Peay games have finished over 66.7 percent of the time, while games featuring Oklahoma State have gone under 100.0 percent of the time. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Cowboys have a substantial advantage. They are 5-1 SU and 3-2 ATS, while the Governors are 3-3 SU and 2-1 ATS.
Austin Peay Governors at Oklahoma State Cowboys Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oklahoma State, ATS Winner – Oklahoma State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Cowboys rank 42nd in steals per game (7.4) while the Governors rank 125th (6.4).
- Oklahoma State ranks 166th in blocks per game (3.2) while Austin Peay ranks 248th (2.6).
- Oklahoma State ranks 87th in rebounds per game (37.5) while Austin Peay ranks 318th (31.5).
- The Cowboys rank 61st in assists per game (15.2) while the Governors rank 280th (11.4).
- Oklahoma State ranks 59th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Austin Peay ranks 227th (22.6).