The Cougars and Cowboys are set to face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cowboys will host the game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. In this Big 12 matchup, BYU is favored by -6 vs. Oklahoma State. The over/under for the game is 151.5 points.

BYU COUGARS VS OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +6

This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Cowboys.
  • Not only will Oklahoma State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Cougars Grab a Win on the Road?

BYU enters this game against Oklahoma State with an 18-6 record overall, including a 6-5 mark in Big 12 play. They have won two straight games and are 12-1 in non-conference action.

On the road this season, the Cougars are 4-4, and they are coming off a 90-88 win over UCF. Over their last 10 road games, BYU is 5-5, and their average scoring margin on the road is +4.9 points per game.

On the season, BYU has an ATS record of 14-9-1. When they are favored, their ATS record is 14-5-1. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread. On the road this year, BYU has an ATS mark of 3-4-1 and over their last 10 road games, they are 4-4-2 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, the Cougars have gone 1-2 ATS.

BYU’s over/under record this season sits at 11-13, and today’s over/under line of 151.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (149.8). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 154 points.

The BYU offense is coming off a game in which they scored 90 points vs. UCF. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.7% while connecting on 8 threes. On the offensive front, the Cougars have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 83rd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 98th in terms of percentage and 2nd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Cougars’ defense is ranked 71st in the country at 67.6 points per contest. BYU’s three-point defense is currently 66th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.7% of their shots vs. BYU.

Do the Cowboys Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

Despite being the underdog, Oklahoma State has been much better at home this season, going 9-6 compared to 0-8 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.6, and they have won their last two games at home.

Overall, the Cowboys are just 10-14 this season, and they have lost two straight games. In Big 12 play, they are just 2-9, and they are 8-5 in non-conference games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -12.2, and they have lost eight straight games away from home.

As the underdog this season, Oklahoma State has a 4-7 record vs. the spread. However, in their last three games as the underdog, the Cowboys are 3-0 ATS. At home this year, Oklahoma State is 6-9 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 home games, the Cowboys have gone 4-6 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Oklahoma State games is 12-11, and today’s line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 138 points.

Against Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 70.4 points per game. They scored 62 points and posted a field goal percentage of 30.6% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Javon Small, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.2, while Eric Dailey Jr. also carries a PPG average of 9 into the game.

On the defensive side, Oklahoma State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.0% this season.