Oklahoma State vs UConn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 1 (Huskies' Pressure Overwhelms Cowboys)

Devon Platana
Oklahoma State vs. UConn prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
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Oklahoma State vs UConn Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-2, 1-0 Away) vs. No. 8 UConn Huskies (8-0, 5-0 Home)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Gampel Pavilion — Storrs, CT
Coverage: FS1

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Thursday, Dec. 1, including a Big East-Big 12 Battle matchup between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and No. 8 UConn Huskies.

Oklahoma State has been tasting a lot of success lately, winning three straight games ahead of this matchup — including a 78-53 victory over Prairie View A&M on Sunday. Nevertheless, continuing that success will be tough against an undefeated UConn team that's coming off a 71-53 victory against Iowa State over the weekend.

Can Oklahoma State continue its winning ways with an upset victory? Or will UConn thwart the competition again with its ninth win of the year?

Oklahoma State vs UConn Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: OKST: (+340) | CONN: (-450)
Spread: OKST: +8.5 (-110) | CONN: -8.5 (-110)
Total: 135.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

UConn enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 135.5 points, which is average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

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Oklahoma State vs UConn Prediction & Pick

While Oklahoma State has looked solid on its recent run, that's about to come to a stop against UConn. The Huskies have proven to be elite on both sides of the court this fall, ranking No. 12 in points scored and No. 20 in points against, resulting in a plus-26.0 point differential (No. 4).

Oklahoma State would have to play a near-perfect game to get a victory here and that won't happen. The Cowboys are fairly careless with the ball, giving up a turnover on 19.3% of their possessions (No. 212). The bad news for them is that the Huskies force 17.0 turnovers per game (T-No. 29), so expect to see quite a few giveaways from Oklahoma State.

With the Cowboys also being 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games against the Big East, expect UConn to be victorious by a decent margin.

Final Score Prediction: UConn: 77 | Oklahoma State: 68

Oklahoma State vs UConn Betting Trends

- Oklahoma State is 2-6 straight up in its last eight road games.
- UConn is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Oklahoma State's last 11 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of UConn's last five games.

Oklahoma State vs UConn Best Bet

The makings are here for UConn to cover the 8.5-point spread. For starters, Oklahoma State is an abysmal 1-4 ATS in its last five games against the Big East, whereas the Huskies are an impressive 7-1 ATS in the 2022-23 NCAAB season.

Furthermore, UConn has won each of its last 10 home games while owning a plus-30.2 point differential at Gampel Pavilion this season. Unless the home team completely collapses, expect the Huskies to cover the spread.

Bet: UConn -8.5 (-110)

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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