Oklahoma St Gonzaga Bracket Pick, Odds
At just 4-9 ATS at the NCAA Tournament since 2007 Gonzaga will try to pay out for their supporters on Friday as they take on Oklahoma State in an 8 vs. 9 battle in West Region action.
OSU is favored by 3 points at Bovada and this is a situation where a 9 seed is favored against an 8 seed. In this situation, the 8 seed is on an 8-0 ATS streak.
Gonzaga ended the year on a 5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS and they own the same records against Oklahoma State since 2004.
Oklahoma State won and covered five straight as favorites, while the UNDER is 7-1 past eight OSU first-round games. (Bet this game, pocket a huge bonus and play for $25M in a bracket game at 5Dimes).
Odds Shark computer pick - 71.4-70.8, Bulldogs
The Cowboys will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 13-15-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 17-15 ATS. Oklahoma State is 16-13 against the total, while Gonzaga is 13-19 versus the number.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 45-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 73-rated Cowboys in this matchup.
In their last action, Oklahoma State was a 77-70 loser on the road against Kansas. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Oklahoma State suffered a 77-70 loss against Kansas on Thursday, getting 19 points from Le'Bryan Nash in a losing effort at Sprint Center.
Gonzaga won its last outing, a 75-64 result against BYU on March 11. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Sam Dower scored 20 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Gonzaga over BYU, 75-64, on Tuesday at Orleans Arena.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Gonzaga's No. 32-ranked scoring average of 76.91 PPG, against a Cowboys defense rated No. 117 and allowing 69.09 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 49.76% to date this season, more than the Cowboys shooters have managed so far (46.48% per game).
A few Cowboys at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Oklahoma State is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Oklahoma State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 6 games
Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Gonzaga's last 5 games
Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma State