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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys College Basketball Betting Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Sanford Pentagon in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Oklahoma State Cowboys betting line as -2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma State Cowboys bring a 5-2 record (3-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-4 Golden Gophers, who are 2-6 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Oklahoma State go 4-2 so far and the Minnesota Golden Gophers go 7-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Oklahoma State Cowboys at No. 136 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 124 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Oklahoma State's No. 147-ranked scoring average of 74.25 PPG, against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense rated No. 206 and allowing 75.67 PPG. The Oklahoma State Cowboys FG% has averaged 45.23% to date this season, more than the Minnesota Golden Gophers shooters have managed so far (42.42% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota suffered a 84-70 loss against South Dakota State on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Nate Mason in a losing effort at Williams Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Chicago State, Wednesday, December 16th
Oklahoma State at Longwood, Tuesday, December 15th