Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Cowboys and Knights. The game is starting at 12:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Knights at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have UCF as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 136.5 points.

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS VS UCF KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: UCF Knights -4.5

This game will be played at T-Mobile Center at 12:30 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE UCF KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Knights.
  • Not only will UCF pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does Oklahoma State Stand a Chance on the Road?

After losing to BYU by a score of 85-71, Oklahoma State is now 12-19 on the season and 4-13 in Big 12 games. The Cowboys have lost four straight games and are just 1-10 on the road this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -11.3 points per game.

As the underdog, Oklahoma State has gone 3-13 this season. In their last 10 road games, the Cowboys are 2-8, and their record as the underdog is 8-5. So far this season, they have played 16 games as the underdog.

As the underdog, Oklahoma State has an ATS record of 6-10 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-7 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, the Cowboys have gone 1-2 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Oklahoma State’s games this season (140.9). So far, 10 of their games have had lower over/under lines than 136.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.

In their previous game, the Cowboys’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.3 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Cowboys have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 243rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 273rd in percentage and 124th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Cowboys’ defense is positioned 184th in the country, permitting 72.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 46.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.6% this season.

Can The Knights Secure a Home Victory?

UCF will be looking to improve on their 12-7 home record when they take on Oklahoma State as 4.5-point favorites. So far this season, the Knights have gone 11-4 when favored.

Over their last 10 games at home, UCF has a record of 5-5. Their average scoring margin at home this year is +10.4 points per game.

UCF has an ATS record of 11-7-1 at home this season and they are 6-3-1 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Knights are 8-7 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for UCF games is 15-14-1 and today’s line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.7). So far, 14 of their games have finished with less than 136.5 points, including their last three games (average of 131 points).

UCF finished with 79 points in their game against TCU. This total surpasses their season-average of 71.3 points per game. Offensively, the Knights hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 341st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 339th in terms of percentage and 263rd in three-pointers made.

UCF’s defense has been playing well, ranking 47th nationally, with 67.0 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Oklahoma State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.2%.