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Oregon vs Oklahoma State betting preview

Oklahoma State gets a very tough first-round assignment as the No. 5 seeded Cowboys face Oregon on Thursday.

The Cowboys were 24-8 on the year and lost in the Big 12 tournament semifinals. But they beat Kansas, Kansas State and NC State among their Top 25 wins.

Oregon meanwhile is a tough 12 seed led by E.J. Singler (forward) and Arsalan Kazemi (forward). They were 26-8 and an upset winner of the Pac 12 tournament.

The Cowboys are 17-2 SU past 19 games as favorite while the Ducks have played 7 straight UNDERs when an underdog.

Oklahoma State battles the Ducks, currently sitting with a 26-8 mark (13-17-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-16 for the Cowboys and 12-16 for the Ducks.

View Oregon vs Oklahoma State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Ducks opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including TopBet. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cowboys at No. 16 and the Ducks at No. 57 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-76 result in favor of the Cowboys.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ducks rank No. 52 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.4 per game. That compares with Oklahoma State’s No. 95 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma State is college basketball's No. 240-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Ducks rate No. 292 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Oregon features the nation's No. 225-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oregon, they were a 78-69 winner as they battled UCLA on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Ducks grabbed a 78-69 win over the Bruins on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Carlos Emory at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Oklahoma State was a 68-57 loser in its last match on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cowboys endured a 68-57 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Friday, despite an 18 -point effort from Marcus Smart at Sprint Center.

Oregon Ducks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing UCLA are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Kansas State are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

 

A few Ducks at Cowboys trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 5 games
Oklahoma State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games