Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Cowboys face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cowboys are hosting the game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. The over/under for this game is set at 146 points, and the Cowboys are the home favorites against the Bulldogs in a non-conference matchup.
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS VS OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Carolina State Bulldogs +23.5
This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena at 3:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.
WHY BET THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Cowboys.
- Even though we have Oklahoma State winning straight-up, we like South Carolina State at +23.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 146 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Bulldogs Pull Off a Road Win?
This will be the 16th game of the season for South Carolina State, who currently have a 4-11 record. So far, they have gone 0-10 on the road and 2-1 at home. Against the spread, South Carolina State has a current record of 7-5-1. Looking at their performance in the last five games, the team has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.
So far, South Carolina State’s games have averaged 153.8 points per game with the average over/under line being 152.7 points. Looking at the Bulldogs’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-0 with their games averaging 163 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the South Carolina State offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Nebraska. Their field goal percentage for the game was 31.1%, and they made 5 threes. Davion Everett is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 10.1. Meanwhile, Mitchel Taylor also brings a PPG average of 8.3 into the game.
The Bulldogs’ defense is presently ranked 285th nationally, allowing an average of 82.7 points per contest. In their most recent game, the South Carolina State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Nebraska knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 91 points.
Does Oklahoma State Have a Shot at a Home Win?
As they prepare for their 12th game of the season, Oklahoma State currently holds a 6-5 overall record. In their previous ten home games, which includes last year, Oklahoma State has gone 6-4. As of now, Oklahoma State has a subpar ATS record, sitting at 3-7. In their previous five games, they have gone 1-3 vs. the spread.
After 11 games, Oklahoma State has an over/under record of 6-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 142.8 points per game so far. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 138 points per game.
In their recent game, the Cowboys’ offense concluded with 76 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.7 points per contest. Javon Small is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Eric Dailey Jr. brings a PPG average of 9.6 into the game.
At this time, the Cowboys’ defense is positioned 78th in the country, permitting 66.8 points per game. So far, the Oklahoma State defense is giving up an average of 6.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (590th).