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Cowboys vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview

Oklahoma State CowboysMissouri Tigers
March 8, 7:00 PM | Sprint Center

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Missouri Tigers Odds

15-17TEAM RECORD27-4

A key college battle sees the visiting Cowboys travelling to Missouri Thursday to take on the Tigers on Thursday.

The Big 12 Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Sprint Center).

Missouri will face the 15-17 Cowboys, who own a 15-15 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 16-9-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cowboys are 16-14 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 114 and the Cowboys at No. 149 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 84-69 result in favor of the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri's No. 8-ranked scoring average of 79.7 PPG, against a Cowboys defense rated No. 195 and allowing 67.5 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 49.9% to date this season, more than the Cowboys shooters have managed so far (42.4% per game).

Defensively, Oklahoma State features the nation's No. 283-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.

Oklahoma State was a 76-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas Tech. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Cowboys got 20 points from Keiton Page as Oklahoma State ran past Texas Tech 76-60 on Wednesday at Sprint Center.

Missouri won its last outing, an 81-59 result against Texas Tech on March 3. They covered in that game as a 15-point favorite. Missouri cruised to victory on Saturday, running Texas Tech out of the gym and running up an 81-59 score at United Spirit Arena.