NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulls underdogs vs Cowboys at Oklahoma State
South Florida Bulls vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Oklahoma State and South Florida on Wednesday, with the host Cowboys trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Oklahoma State battles the Bulls, currently sitting with a 5-2 mark (3-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Cowboys and 1-0 for the Bulls.
Bettors looking to side with Oklahoma State in this one found them as 11-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cowboys at No. 24 and the Bulls at No. 75 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-72 result in favor of the Cowboys.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma State's No. 110 nationally ranked offense (72 points per game) against a Bulls defense that sits as the No. 52 at 58.7 PPG. The Cowboys have been averaging 43.6% from the field, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).
Defensively, South Florida features the nation's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 54 points per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.
South Florida won its last outing, a 64-53 result against Georgia on November 30. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Bulls grabbed a 64-53 win over the Bulldogs on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Anthony Collins at Sun Dome.
In their last action, Oklahoma State was an 81-71 loser on the road against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Cowboys endured an 81-71 loss at the hands of the Hokies on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Le'Bryan Nash at Cassell Coliseum.
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri State are 3-0
After playing Virginia Tech are 3-0
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bulls at Cowboys trends to consider:
South Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Oklahoma State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
South Florida home to Youngstown State, Tuesday, December 18
Oklahoma State home to Missouri State, Saturday, December 8