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Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Virginia Tech Hokies Preview

Virginia Tech HokiesOklahoma State Cowboys
Dec 31, 12:00 PM | Gallagher-Iba Arena

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Virginia Tech when they take on the Cowboys on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Hokies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Cowboys are 5-5 ATS. Virginia Tech is 4-5 on the totals; Oklahoma State is 5-5.

View Virginia Tech vs Oklahoma State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hokies listed as 1-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 24-rated Virginia Tech taking on the No. 65-rated Cowboys in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-70 win for the Hokies on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma State has the nation's No. 195-rated offensive output, at 67.8 PPG. The visiting Hokies defense ranks No. 37 allowing on average 59.3 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 71-50 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They covered in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. Virginia Tech cruised to victory on Thursday, running Eastern Michigan out of the gym and running up a 71-50 score at Cassell Coliseum.

In their last action, Oklahoma State was a 68-58 winner on the road against Southern Methodist. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites. Keiton Page scored 27 points for Oklahoma State on Wednesday, leading the Cowboys to a 68-58 win over Southern Methodist at American Airlines Center.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Wake Forest are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
Before playing Texas Tech are 3-7
After playing Southern Methodist are 3-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Hokies at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Virginia Tech's last 14 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, Saturday, January 7
Oklahoma State home to Texas Tech, Wednesday, January 4