Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Liberty Flames NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 19, 2021

The No. 4 seed Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-8) are favored (-7.5) to beat the No. 13 seed Liberty Flames (23-5) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The matchup tips off at 6:25 PM ET on TBS. Here are some insights into this Midwest Region contest for those filling out their brackets.

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Oklahoma State vs Liberty Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Oklahoma State -7.5 -110 -111 139.5 -113 -108 -346 274

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Point Total Insights

  • Oklahoma State has combined with its opponents to score over Friday’s total, 139.5, in 82.1% of its 28 games this season.
  • In 39.3% of Liberty games this season (11/28), the total points scored was more than Friday’s over/under of 139.5.
  • The combined points per game average of the two teams, 151.9, is 12.4 points greater than Friday’s over/under.
  • The 77 points per game the Cowboys record are 17.4 more points than the Flames allow (59.6).
  • The Flames’ 74.9 points per game are only two more points than the 72.9 the Cowboys allow to opponents.
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    Oklahoma State Betting Data

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Cowboys have covered 17 times in 27 contests.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Cowboys have struggled to a 0-3 record ATS this season.
  • Oklahoma State and its foes have combined to cover the point total in 1 of 27 games this season (3.7%).
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    Oklahoma State Leaders

    Cowboys Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Isaac Likekele 13 10.2 7.2 3.6 1.0 0.2 0.4
    Kalib Boone 17 8.2 5.0 0.9 0.6 1.8 0.0
    Keylan Boone 16 5.6 4.8 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.7

    Liberty Betting Data

  • The Flames have a 15-5 record against the spread, covering in 75% of their games.
  • The Flames have gone 4-4 against the spread when they are at least a 7.5-point underdog.
  • In the majority of Flames games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (2 out of 20 games, 10%).
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    Liberty Leaders

    Flames Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Darius McGhee 14 15.9 4.4 2.1 0.7 0.5 3.4
    Elijah Cuffee 13 9.7 3.2 1.9 0.6 0.1 2.2
    Kyle Rode 18 7.6 3.6 2.8 0.8 0.1 1.3
    Keegan McDowell 14 7.2 2.9 1.6 0.4 0.0 1.6
    Shiloh Robinson 18 4.6 3.2 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.2
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