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AdvoCare Inv: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs LSU Tigers

AdvoCare Invitational Basketball

Tigers and Cowboys Want to Leave a Winner

The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the 19th-ranked LSU Tigers will meet on Sunday at HP Field House. They are playing in the 3rd place game in the AdvoCare Invitational at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

TV: 4 p.m. ET, ESPN2

LINE: LSU -4.5; O/U: 143.

The Cowboys took on the reigning NCAA Tournament champions, Villanova, on Friday and watched them make 40 percent of their 3-pointers. The Cats also out-rebounding Oklahoma State 39-26.

LSU also witnessed a bit of greatness Friday as Florida State’s Mfiondu Kabengele drained a 3-pointer with less than a second left in overtime to send the Tigers into the consolation game.

The 3-2 Cowboys have four double-digit scorers on the season. They are led by Cameron McGriff at 15.0 points. He also paces the team with eight rebounds per game.

Thomas Dziagwa is 20-of-34 from 3-point range. Not surprisingly, that is tops in the nation among players with at least 30 attempts. He has attempted nearly 80 percent of his shots from 3-point range. Mike Cunningham has drained 7-of-14 shots outside the arc in his first two games as well. The Cowboys shoot 41.4 percent from long range as a team.

G Michael Weathers was 4-of-11 against Villanova after shooting 10-of-13 in his previous two games.

The 5-1 Tigers shot a sharp 51.9 percent from the field and 42.3 percent from the 3-point line. They were also 11-of-13 from the free-throw line against Florida State.

Four of the five starters scored in double figures. They were led by Skylar Mays with 19 points and Ja’vonte Smart with 16 points. The top three scorers on the team all shoot above 50 percent from the field and at least 87 percent from the foul line. Mays is a 44-percent 3-point shooter on the young season.

Smart had eight assists on Friday after totaling eight assists in his first five games.

F Emmitt Williams is shooting 67.6 percent on the season and leads the team at 7.7 rebounds per game.

PREDICTION: LSU 80, Oklahoma State 73

College Basketball Betting Odds & Trends

Oklahoma State Cowboys:
Team record: 3-2 SU,3-2 ATS
Oklahoma State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma State’s last 5 games

LSU Tigers:
Team record: 5-1 SU,3-3 ATS
LSU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LSU’s last 13 games

Team Last 5 Games

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Nov 23, 2018 VILLA 58-77 L 5.5 143 L/U 40.74 54.55 8 H
Nov 22, 2018 MEMPH 84-64 W -2.5 150 W/U 57.14 76.92 8 A
Nov 18, 2018 COLCH 70-58 W -6.5 140.5 W/U 47.06 63.16 10 H
Nov 14, 2018 TEXSA 82-60 W -13 149 W/U 50.00 50.00 10 H
Nov 10, 2018 CHARL 64-66 L -13 145.5 L/U 40.00 77.78 10 A

LSU Tigers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Nov 23, 2018 FLAST 76-79 L 3.5 154 W/O 51.92 84.62 11 A
Nov 22, 2018 COLCH 67-55 W -8.5 149.5 W/U 51.92 70.00 6 H
Nov 16, 2018 LATEC 74-67 W -12.5 156.5 L/U 45.31 57.89 5 H
Nov 13, 2018 MEMPH 85-76 W -11 164 L/U 53.97 75.00 5 H
Nov 9, 2018 NCGRE 97-91 W -10 143.5 L/O 55.56 90.32

Next up:
Oklahoma State at Minnesota Friday, November 30
LSU home to Grambling State Saturday, December 1

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