Planning on watching today’s Fighting Irish and Cowboys game? Catch the action at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, as the Cowboys hosts this showdown at 4:30 ET on ESPNU. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 133.5 points, with the Cowboys being the favored team playing at home against the Fighting Irish.
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH VS OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +6.5
This game will be played at Barclays Center at 4:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-69 in favor of the Cowboys.
- Even though we have Oklahoma State winning straight-up, we like Notre Dame at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Will the Fighting Irish Make it Happen in Brooklyn?
Heading into their fourth game of the season, Notre Dame currently holds a 1-2 record. In their previous three road games, which includes last year, Notre Dame has gone 0-3. As of today, Notre Dame has a current ATS record of 0-3. Taking into account their previous season and the most recent ten games, Notre Dame is sitting at 5-5 against the spread.
In three games, Notre Dame comes in with an over/under mark of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 135.7 points per game. When analyzing the Fighting Irish’s last five games, they have produced a combined average of 63 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Notre Dame offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 59 points against Auburn. In that game, they made 2/26 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 33.9%. J.R Konieczny led the scoring for the Fighting Irish, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Tae Davis chipped in with 13 points.
At this time, the Fighting Irish’s defense is positioned 80th in the country, permitting 72.3 points per game. The Notre Dame defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 83 points and allowed Auburn to connect on 2 threes.
Do the Cowboys Have a Shot at a Home Win?
In their most recent game, Oklahoma State lost to St. Bonaventure by a score of 66-64. They have a record of 1-2 going into today’s game. In their last five home games, including one from last year, they have gone 1-4. As Oklahoma State enters today’s game, their against-the-spread (ATS) record stands at 1-2. Looking back at their previous ten games, which includes the previous season, Oklahoma State has gone 2-7-1 ATS.
Looking at their over/under performance through three games, Oklahoma State has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 136 points per game on average. When analyzing the Cowboys’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 68 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Most recently, the Oklahoma State offense finished with just 64 points vs. St. Bonaventure. For the game, they hit 7/23 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 44.2%. Eric Dailey Jr. led the scoring for the Cowboys, contributing 15 points. Additionally, John-Michael Wright chipped in with 14 points.
So far this season, the Oklahoma State defense has been performing well, ranking 53rd in the country at 66.7 points allowed per contest. Oklahoma State’s three-point defense is currently 35th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.5% of their shots vs. Oklahoma State.