The No. 8 UConn Huskies (8-0) host the Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-2) on Thursday night as part of the 2022 Big 12-Big East Battle. The Huskies are rolling and look to stay undefeated in front of their home crowd. They have it going offensively, ranking fourth in the Big East in points (74.3) and second in 3-point percentage (.354). Meanwhile, Oklahoma State plays stout defense, allowing 65.7 points per game on just 39% from the field.
Tip-off from the Gampel Pavilion in Connecticut is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Huskies as 9-point favorites in the latest Oklahoma State vs. UConn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 136. Before locking in any UConn vs. Oklahoma State picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on UConn vs. Oklahoma State, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Oklahoma State vs. UConn:
- Oklahoma State vs. UConn spread: Huskies -9
- Oklahoma State vs. UConn over/under: 136 points
- Oklahoma State vs. UConn money line: Huskies -550, Cowboys +400
- OKST: Under is 12-1 in the Cowboys' last 13 games following a straight-up win
- UCONN: Huskies are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight games overall
- Oklahoma State vs. UConn picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why UConn can cover
Senior guard Tristen Newton, a transfer from East Carolina, is an impactful player in the backcourt. Newton has a quick first step to get past defenders along with a smooth jump shot. The Texas native improved his 3-point shooting and is a consistent option from deep. He's averaging 12.6 points, 4.9 boards and 4.6 assists per game. On Nov. 24, Newton supplied 23 points, four rebounds, six assists, and went 5-of-6 from deep.
Freshman center Donovan Clingan is making his presence felt in 15.6 mins of action. Clingan has a great touch around the rim with soft hands in the post. He is a tenacious rebounder and sound shot-blocker. The Connecticut native averages 9.5 points, seven rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. In his last game, Clingan had his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 boards.
Why Oklahoma State can cover
Junior forward Moussa Cisse is an impactful presence in the paint. Cisse has terrific awareness and bursts when defending the rim and snagging boards. The native of Guinea creates a lot of easy looks at the rim. He excels at catching lobs and generating second-chance opportunities. Cisse averages 10 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game.
Senior guard Avery Anderson III is a smooth ball-handler who can score off the dribble. Anderson III likes to play downhill and use his athleticism to his advantage. The Texas native knows how to avoid contact when attacking the lane and can finish with either hand. He logs 12.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest. In his last outing, Anderson III finished with 16 points, four boards and three assists.
How to make Oklahoma State vs. UConn picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 138 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can only get the model's CBB picks at SportsLine.
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