Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Cougars and Cowboys. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Cowboys at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 134 points, and the Cowboys are favored to win at home vs. the Cougars.

CHICAGO STATE COUGARS VS OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago State Cougars +17

This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO STATE COUGARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Cowboys.
  • Even though we have Oklahoma State winning straight-up, we like Chicago State at +17.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Cougars Defense Show Up on the Road?

Chicago State is preparing for their 21st game of the season, holding a 7-13 record. In away games, the Cougars are 3-7 this year, while having a 4-6 record at home. Chicago State has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 9-10-1. When playing on the road, the Cougars are 5-5 against the spread, while at home they are 4-5-1 ATS.

Up to this point, games involving Chicago State have had an average of 134.2 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 139 points. Their over/under record is 8-11-1. The Cougars have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 124 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3-1.

In their recent matchup, the Chicago State offense ended with 55 points against Kansas State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.7% and made 7 threes. Offensively, the Cougars hold a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, placing them 371st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 368th in terms of percentage and 332nd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Cougars' defense is nationally ranked 125th, allowing 70.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Oklahoma State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.5%.

Will the Cowboys Win at Gallagher-Iba Arena?

Oklahoma State is preparing for their 13th game of the season, with a record of 7-5. In games played on the road, the Cowboys are winless at 0-2, while they are 6-3 when playing at home. Heading into today's game, Oklahoma State's ATS record stands at 3-8. In their last five games, the team has gone 1-3 vs. the spread.

Oklahoma State comes in with an over/under record of 7-4-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 144 points per game so far. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 147 points per game.

Oklahoma State finished with 86 points in their game against South Carolina State. This total surpasses their season-average of 75.7 points per game. Javon Small is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.5 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Eric Dailey Jr. brings a PPG average of 9.8 into the game.

The Cowboys' defense is presently ranked 78th nationally, allowing an average of 67.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. South Carolina State, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 53% and a total of 70 points vs. Oklahoma State.