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NCAA hoops odds preview - Oklahoma State vs. Alabama

Oklahoma State CowboysAlabama Crimson Tide
Dec 21, 9:00 PM | BJCC Arena

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD8-3

The Alabama Crimson Tide host Oklahoma State on Wednesday, looking to build on their 8-3 mark against the 6-4 Cowboys in college hoops action at BJCC Arena.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at BJCC Arena.

Supporters of the Cowboys have watched them go 6-4 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Crimson Tide are at 8-3 and 3-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Crimson Tide are 4-4, while the Cowboys have a 4-4 mark.

View Oklahoma State vs Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Crimson Tide as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Crimson Tide and the No. 43-rated Cowboys in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-70 win for the Crimson Tide on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cowboys rank No. 105 in NCAA Division 1 with 37 per game. That compares with Alabama’s No. 125 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Alabama is college basketball's No. 341-ranked team at 3.5 per game, while the Cowboys rate No. 140 with 6.6 per game.

Defensively, Oklahoma State features the nation's No. 240-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 263 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 66-56 loser as they battled New Mexico at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. Keiton Page scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 66-56 to New Mexico at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday).

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 71-58 loser as they battled Kansas State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Alabama got 20 points from JaMychal Green but lost anyway, 71-58, to Kansas State on Saturday at Sprint Center.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Methodist are 5-0
After a loss are 5-5

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Kansas State are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cowboys at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Alabama is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Alabama is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Oklahoma State at Southern Methodist, Wednesday, December 28
Alabama home to Jacksonville, Thursday, December 29

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