Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cowboys versus the Cougars? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Fertitta Center in Houston, TX. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 129 points, and Houston is favored by -20 to win at home against Oklahoma State.

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS VS HOUSTON COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +20

This game will be played at Fertitta Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have Houston winning straight-up, we like Oklahoma State at +20.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 129 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Do the Cowboys Stand a Chance on the Road?

So far this season, Oklahoma State has been a much better team at home than on the road. They are just 0-6 on the road, compared to 9-6 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -13.0, compared to +5.6 at home.

Overall, the Cowboys are 10-12, including a 2-7 record in Big 12 play. They are coming off a three-point win over Kansas State, and they are 2-8 in their last 10 road games.

As the underdog this season, Oklahoma State has gone just 2-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cowboys have an ATS mark of 2-8. On the road, their ATS record is 1-5 this year and 2-7 over their last 10.

So far this season, the over/under record for Oklahoma State games sits at 11-10. The average scoring total in their games is 141.9 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 129. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 139 points.

The Cowboys’ offense finished with 75 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 71.1 points per contest. Javon Small led the team in scoring, putting up 18 points. Additionally, Quion Williams contributed 17 points for the Cowboys.

Currently, the Cowboys’ defense holds the 121st rank in the nation, allowing 70.2 points per game. So far, the Oklahoma State defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.7 times per game (644th).

Will the Cougars Win at Fertitta Center?

At home this season, Houston has been dominant, going 13-0 with an average scoring margin of +31.0 points per game. They have won 13 straight games at home, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone a perfect 10-0.

Overall, the Cougars are 19-3, and they are coming off a 78-65 loss to Kansas. In their last five games, Houston is 5-0, and they have gone 6-3 in Big 12 play.

As the favorite this season, Houston has gone 11-9 vs. the spread. At home, the Cougars are 9-4 ATS. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Houston is 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Houston games is 8-13. So far, the average point total in their games is 128.3, which is 5 points lower than the average over/under line of 133.2. Today’s over/under line of 129 is lower than the average point total in their games this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 138 points.

The Houston offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Kansas. Overall their field goal percentage was 36.2% while connecting on 9 threes. Leading Houston in scoring vs. Kansas was LJ Cryer with his 24 points. J’Wan Roberts also added 11 points for the Cougars.

So far this season, the Houston defense has been performing well, ranking 1st in the country at 54.0 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Kansas, the Jayhawks finished with a field goal percentage of 68% and a total of 78 points vs. Houston.