Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cowboys vs Golden Gophers CBB Odds
Looking for Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cowboys taking on the Golden Gophers on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Cowboys Golden Gophers matchup.
(4-2) Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-1)
Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Minnesota Golden Gophers -2
CBB Betting Total: 145.5
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This matchup features the Oklahoma State Cowboys out of the Big 12 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers out of the Big Ten. With conference play right around the corner, this will be the chance for both teams to get a quality win and gain momentum heading into January. Minnesota actually starts their conference play this Sunday, December 2nd, so if they can pick up a win Friday night it will give them confidence heading into a showdown with Ohio State.
The last meeting between these two teams took place in 2015. The Cowboys came out of top in this meeting, 62-60. They will be looking for a quality road win this time when they travel to Minnesota.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Cowboys only loss so far came to to the defending champions, Villanova Wildcats in the Semifinals of the Advocare Invitational. They went on the defeat the LSU Tigers the next day to finish third in this preseason tournament. Being able to play tough competition early in the season should help them going forward as they try to compete for a Big 12 title and a NCAA Tournament berth.
Offensively, the Cowboys will likely need to improve their free throw shooting as the season rolls along. As a team they shoot 68.9% from the line and are leaving a ton of points at the charity strike. One thing they will need to continue excelling at is their three point shooting. As a team they shoot 42.5% from deep and rank in the top 20.
The Cowboys have done a solid job overall defending their opponents this year. They allow an average of 67 points per game, They will need to ramp up the pressure and force turnovers to give their offense a good chance to win this game.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Golden Gophers win streak of five games ended this past week when they lost to Boston College on the road. The were effectively shut down as they only managed to score 56 points. Look for Minnesota to have a bounce back game and prove they are a team that can compete in the Big Ten.
Similar to Oklahoma State, one of the biggest struggles for this Minnesota team is their poor free throw shooting. As a team they are 65.2% from the line and will need to quickly improve this percentage. Minnesota however, also struggles to shoot the three. They come in at 34.1% from deep range and will need to improve this as well if they are going to have long term success.
The best thing going for the Golden Gophers defense is they allow their opponents to shoot 31.6% from deep range. If they can shut down the Cowboys long ball, they will have a real chance to pull off another win.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MINN are 2-16 ATS in their last 18 vs. Big 12.
- MINN are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
- Under is 11-2-1 in OKST last 14 overall.
- Under is 19-7 in OKST last 26 non-conference games.
Free Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAAB Prediction:
Oklahoma State’s shooting proves to be too much for the Golden Gophers and the Cowboys pick up a road win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +2
The Cowboys cover due to their ability to knock down the three.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma State 72 – Minnesota 68
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