College Basketball Picks: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Iowa State Cyclones

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 6, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Iowa State Cyclones

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    The Oklahoma State Cowboys have held 22 of their 28 opponents to under 70 points this season, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Wednesday night, when they take on the Iowa State Cyclones at the Hilton Coliseum on ESPNU.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cowboys are three-point road underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 147.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way. 

Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won three games in a row, including a 78-65 victory over the Texas Longhorns as 13-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cowboys are 1-5 against the spread as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points over the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 3-2 in that situation. 

Iowa State Cyclones

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    The Iowa State Cyclones will try to avoid losing three games in a row for the first time this season when they take on Oklahoma State. They are coming off an 86-69 setback to the Oklahoma Sooners as 4.5-point road underdogs last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Cyclones are 4-2 against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to six points, while the OVER is 3-1 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks on Wednesday, as the Oklahoma State Cowboys have gone UNDER the total in all three of their opportunities when getting points this season. 

    College Basketball Pick: Under 147.5 

     

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