Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cowboys versus the Cougars? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Marriott Center in Provo, UT. This Big 12 conference matchup has an over/under of 152 points, and BYU is favored to win by -13.5 at home vs. Oklahoma State.


The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +13.5

This game will be played at Marriott Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have BYU winning straight-up, we like Oklahoma State at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Oklahoma State Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Despite being 12-18 overall, Oklahoma State has been a solid team at home this season, going 10-8 compared to just 1-9 on the road. The Cowboys’ average scoring margin at home is +3.9, compared to -11.0 on the road.

As an underdog this season, Oklahoma State is just 3-12, compared to 8-5 as the favorite. They’ll be the underdog once again today, as they look to snap a three-game losing streak.

As the underdog, Oklahoma State has an ATS record of 6-9 this season and they are 11-17 overall. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-6 and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cowboys are 6-4.

Oklahoma State’s over/under record for the season is 16-12 and today’s line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.6). So far, 20 of their games have finished with fewer points than 152. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

Against Texas Tech, the Oklahoma State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 71.3 points per game. They scored 58 points and posted a field goal percentage of 37% in the game. In terms of offense, the Cowboys have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 247th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 264th in percentage and 111st in three-pointers made.

So far, the Cowboys’ defense is ranked 178th in the country at 72.2 points per contest. Oklahoma State’s three-point defense is currently 79th in the country at 6.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.8% of their shots vs. Oklahoma State.

Do the Cougars Have a Shot at a Home Win?

BYU comes into this game with a 21-9 record, including a 16-2 mark at home. They have won five straight games at home and have a scoring margin of +19.9 points per game at home this season. On the year, they have been favored in 23 of their 30 games, going 20-3 in those contests.

In their last game, BYU fell to Iowa State by a score of 68-63. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2.

BYU has an overall ATS record of 18-11-1 this season, including a mark of 13-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in BYU games is 14-16. Today’s over/under line of 152 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this year (150). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points compared to their season average of 151.5.

In their most recent game, the BYU offense put up just 63 points vs. the Iowa State Cyclones. Overall, they are now averaging 82.1 points per game which is 27th in the country. Offensively, the Cougars hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 105th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 154th in terms of percentage and 3rd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the BYU defense is giving up an average of 69.4 points per contest. So far, the BYU defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.4 times per game (451st).