The Syracuse Orange (4-1) face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0) in the at Barclays Center. The game will air on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Syracuse Orange ATS Prediction
The Cowboys come in on a high note after defeating the Western Michigan Broncos in their last outing, 70-63. The Cowboys had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 27.3), while the Broncos had a free throw rate of 0.140 (below their season average of 0.422). Oklahoma State rallied around Yor Anei, who led the team in scoring with 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting.
In the Orange’s last game, they dismantled the Bucknell Bison, 97-46. The Orange, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.521, had an absurd mark of 0.667, while the Bison had a turnover percentage of 26.3 (above their season average of 19.6). With 21 points, six rebounds and five assists, Syracuse’s Elijah Hughes played well.
Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams battle. Syracuse ranks 303rd in possessions per game (66.5) and Oklahoma State is 288th (67.1) since the 2018-19 season.
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Syracuse Orange Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Syracuse, O/U – Over
Syracuse averages 24.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 83rd in the country. Oklahoma State ranks 272nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).
The Orange rank 27th in steals per game (8.1) while the Cowboys rank 185th (6.0).
Syracuse averages 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the NCAA. Oklahoma State ranks 139th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
The Cowboys average 13.1 assists per game, which ranks 178th in the nation. The Orange rank 257th in assists allowed per game (14.6).
Oklahoma State ranks 191st in rebounds per game (35.1) while Syracuse ranks 232nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).