The Cowboys and Bearcats are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bearcats will host the game at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH. The over/under for this game is set at 139.5 points, and Cincinnati is favored by -10.5 vs. Oklahoma State in a Big 12 conference matchup.


The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +10.5

This game will be played at Fifth Third Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bearcats.
  • Even though we have Cincinnati winning straight-up, we like Oklahoma State at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Cowboys Defense Show Up in Cincinnati?

Today, the Oklahoma State Cowboys will be on the road against the Cincinnati Bearcats. So far this season, the Cowboys have gone 0-8 on the road, and they have lost their last eight games away from home. On average, they have been outscored by 12.2 points per game on the road this season.

Overall, Oklahoma State has a record of 11-14, and they have gone 3-9 in Big 12 play. In their last game, they were victorious over BYU by a score of 93-83. So far this season, the Cowboys have been the underdog in 12 games, and they have gone 2-10 in those games.

As the underdog this season, Oklahoma State has an ATS record of 5-7 and an overall ATS mark of 10-14. In their last three games as the underdog, the Cowboys have gone 3-0 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 3-5 this year and 3-6 in their last 10 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Oklahoma State games sits at 13-11. On average, their games have finished with 142.8 points, which is higher than the average over/under line of 140.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Oklahoma State offense tallied 93 points in a matchup against BYU. Their field goal percentage for the game was 59.6%, and they made 11 threes. Javon Small is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.2. Meanwhile, Eric Dailey Jr. also brings a PPG average of 8.7 into the game.

Currently, the Cowboys’ defense holds the 138th rank in the nation, allowing 70.9 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 33.5% this season.

Will the Bearcats Make it Happen at Home?

After winning their last game against UCF by a score of 76-74, Cincinnati is 16-9 on the year. At home, the Bearcats are 12-4, and over their last ten games at home, they have gone 6-4.

As 10.5-point favorites, Cincinnati has gone 13-5 this season. So far, the Bearcats have gone 5-7 in Big 12 play, and their record in non-conference games is 11-2.

Against the spread, Cincinnati is 12-12-1 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 7-8-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bearcats have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread.

On average, Cincinnati games have had a higher over/under line (144.8) than the scoring average in their games (142.8). Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (134) and their last five games (137). Over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 3-7.

The Bearcats’ offense wrapped up their last game with 76 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 75.6 points per contest. Daniel Skillings was the leading scorer for the Bearcats, putting up 15 points. In addition, Aziz Bandaogo contributed 13 points.

In the current season, the Cincinnati defense has excelled, sitting 61st in the nation by allowing 67.2 points per game. So far, the Cincinnati defense is giving up an average of 7.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (541st).