The Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0) will be at home in Gallagher-Iba Arena when they challenge the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (1-1). The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 156 points with Oklahoma State opening as a 20-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys ATS Preview
In the Golden Eagles last contest, they lost big to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 90-71. Oral Roberts Emmanuel Nzekwesi had a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Tulsa did a fantastic job of making free throws (20-27; 74.1 percent). Oral Roberts, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 30.0).
The Cowboys come in on a high note after thoroughly outplaying the Charlotte 49ers in their last matchup, 83-65. Oklahoma State received a boost from Kendall Smith, who was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Oklahoma State played a nearly flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.540 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.2. Charlotte had marks of 0.385 and 21.6, respectively, for those same stats.
Oklahoma State could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense squares off against one of the NCAAs worst defenses. Since the 2016-17 season, the Cowboys rank sixth in offensive efficiency, while Oral Roberts ranks 335th in defensive efficiency. Additionally, the Golden Eagles rank 59th in turnover percentage (17.0 percent), while the Cowboys rank 55th in opponents turnover percentage (20.9 percent).
Since last season, the Golden Eagles are 9-23 straight up (SU) and 11-17-1 against the spread (ATS). Games including Oral Roberts have had a tendency to finish over the projected point total since last season (69.0 percent).
The Cowboys, on the other hand, have records of 22-12 SU and 19-11 ATS since last season. Games including Oklahoma State have had a slight tendency to finish over the O/U total over that same time frame (53.3 percent).
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles at Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Oklahoma State, ATS Winner – Oral Roberts, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Cowboys rank 52nd in rebounds allowed per game (32.9) while the Golden Eagles rank 229th (36.8).
- Oral Roberts ranks 105th in blocks allowed per game (3.2) while Oklahoma State ranks 232nd (4.1).
- Oklahoma State ranks 81st in assists per game (14.9) while Oral Roberts ranks 289th in assists allowed per game (15.7).
- The Cowboys rank 59th in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while the Golden Eagles rank 254th (23.2).
- Oklahoma State ranks 40th in steals per game (7.5) while Oral Roberts ranks 221st in steals allowed per game (6.8).