Xavier vs Oklahoma State Odds and Picks (Dec. 5)

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Oklahoma State’s Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (12) shoots as UMass Lowell’s Allin Blunt (15) defends within the first half of an NCAA school basketball sport, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photograph/Jessica Hill)

  • The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 3.5-point dwelling favorites over the Xavier Muskateers in an NCAA males’s basketball sport slated for Sunday, December 5
  • This sport is a part of the Huge 12/Huge East Battle
  • It’s the first-ever assembly between Xavier and Oklahoma State

The Xavier Muskateers are 6-1 on the season and already with a win below their belts over a ranked group. The 6-2 Oklahoma State Cowboys will play host to Xavier on Sunday coming off a house loss to the Wichita State Shockers.

Xavier vs Oklahoma State Odds

Group Moneyline Unfold Complete
Xavier Muskateers +140 +3.5 (-110) O 135.5 (-110)
Oklahoma State Cowboys -167 -3.5 (-110) U 135.5 (-110)

Odds as of December 4th at BetMGM.

Might one other shocker be heading Oklahoma State’s means? Then once more, after beating nationally-ranked Ohio State already this season, would a highway win right here by the Muskateers actually be all that stunning?

 

Oddsmakers are liking the Cowboys to take this one. Oklahoma State are 3.5-point dwelling favorites. The Cowboys are 2-4 in opposition to the unfold this season when a favourite of two.5 factors or extra.

Tipoff for Sunday’s sport at Gallagher-Iba Enviornment is about for 5pm ET. ESPN2 is carrying the printed.

Xavier Muskateers Betting Traits

Senior guard Nate Johnson leads the Muskateers in scoring. He’s averaging 14.9 factors per sport. Junior ahead Jack Nunge is third on the group in scoring at (11.7 ppg) and second on the group in rebounding (7.7 rpg).

Sophomore guard Colby Jones (12.0 ppg) and senior guard Paul Scruggs (11.9 ppg) are additionally hitting for double digits in factors on common. Jones is grabbing a team-leading common of 9.3 rebounds per sport.

Johnson paced Xavier with 24 factors because the Muskateers whipped Central Michigan 78-45 of their final sport. Junior ahead Zach Freemantle returned from foot surgical procedure for Wednesday’s victory over Central Michigan. Final season, he led the Muskateers in scoring (16.1 ppg) and rebounding (8.9 rpg) whereas incomes Second Group All Huge East recognition.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Traits

Stability is the secret on the subject of the Oklahoma State assault. Sophomore guard Bryce Johnson leads the way in which with 9.8 ppg. Junior guard Avery Anderson (9.3 ppg) is true there with him.

In terms of the boards, Sophomore ahead Matthew Alexander-Moncrieffe (6.3 rpg), junior guard Isaac Likekele (6.0 rpg) and seven-foot sophome middle Moussa Cisse (5.9) are the main glass cleaners for the Cowboys. A switch from Memphis, Cisse is recording a 14.7 block share. In line with KenPom that ranks 14th within the nation.

To this point this sesaon, 55% of Oklahoma State’s factors (326) this season have come contained in the paint. One other 171 factors have been produced off the quick break. And 51% of the Cowboys’ scoring has come from off the bench.

The Cowboys are forcing a turnover on 27.1 % of their defensive possessions. That ranks seventh within the nation. They’re additionally seventh within the nation in block share (19.6%) and steal share (`5.2%).

Muskateers vs Cowboys Prediction

The Cowboys are 43-38 straight up all-time in opposition to Huge East colleges. Xavier’s solely loss to this point this season was to Huge 12 college Iowa State.

Oklahoma State charges #8 nationally in KenPom adjusted defensive effectivity. The Cowboys are holding groups to 61.5 ppg. Oral Roberts is the one college to attain greater than 70 factors on the Cowboys. Oklahoma State has held 4 groups under the 60-point barrier.

They’re limiting opponents to 36.7% capturing, which charges sixteenth within the nation. That doesn’t bode nicely for a Xavier group that’s 196th within the NCAA in scoring offense, netting simply 71.7 ppg.

Xavier are additionally no slouches on the defensive aspect of the ball. The Muskateers are twenty ninth in opposition area objective share (37.5%) and twenty second in efficient area objective share (42.6%).

Oklahoma State is 4-4 ATS and on the over/below. Xavier is 5-2 ATS and 2-5 on the overall. Xavier is 2-0 within the annual Huge East-Huge 12 Battle matchups.

Choose: Xavier Muskateers -3.5 (-110).

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