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Point spread favors Panthers in battle with Cowboys

Oklahoma State CowboysPittsburgh Panthers
Dec 10, 2:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD8-1

The Panthers will be trying to slam the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in college betting action.

The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Pittsburgh battles the Cowboys, currently sitting with a 6-2 mark (3-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Panthers and 3-3 for the Cowboys.

View Oklahoma State vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as 5.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 119 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cowboys sit at No. 103 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 82-80.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the nation's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 80.1 PPG. The visiting Cowboys defense ranks No. 72 allowing on average 61.5 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 49.8% so far, more than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

Defensively, Oklahoma State features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 35 nationally in scoring at home.

Oklahoma State won its last outing, a 72-67 result against Missouri State on December 7. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. The Cowboys grabbed a 72-67 win over the Bears on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Le'Bryan Nash at JQH Arena.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 97-70 winner at home against VMI. The battle between the Panthers and Keydets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as VMI was handed a 97-70 defeat on Tuesday at Petersen Events Center.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Missouri State are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Cowboys at Panthers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Oklahoma State home to New Mexico, Saturday, December 17
Pittsburgh home to South Carolina State, Saturday, December 17

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