Oklahoma State vs Liberty March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 16, 2021

The No. 4 Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-8) and the No. 13 Liberty Flames (23-5) are set to meet in their opening-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, starting at 6:25 PM ET on TBS. Oklahoma State is a favorite in this matchup. Here’s everything you need to know about this Midwest Region matchup as you fill out your brackets.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Oklahoma State Betting Information

  • The Cowboys have covered the spread more often than not this season, compiling a record ATS of 17-10-1.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Cowboys are 3-4 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • In 64.3% of its games this season (18/28), Oklahoma State and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Cowboys got a team-high 29 points from Cade Cunningham in a 91-86 loss to Texas on Saturday. They failed to covered the spread as 3-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 177 points to hit the over on the 144.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Oklahoma State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Cade Cunningham 25 20.3 6.3 3.6 1.4 0.8 2.2
Avery Anderson III 25 11.7 4.0 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.7
Kalib Boone 28 9.8 5.6 0.9 0.7 1.7 0.0
Isaac Likekele 22 9.6 6.7 3.7 1.1 0.2 0.4
Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe 26 9.2 5.1 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.0

Liberty Betting Information

  • With a 16-7 record ATS this season, Liberty has topped expectations.
  • The Flames attain a 10-6 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 7.5-point underdog.
  • 12 of Liberty’s 23 games (52.2%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Flames got a team-high 21 points from Darius McGhee on the way to a 79-75 victory against North Alabama on Sunday. They were favored by 13 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 154 points to hit the over on the 133 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Liberty Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Darius McGhee 28 15.6 4.4 2.1 0.8 0.4 3.3
Chris Parker 28 10.3 2.1 3.5 0.7 0.0 1.0
Elijah Cuffee 27 9.6 3.4 1.7 0.7 0.3 1.9
Blake Preston 28 8.9 6.4 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.0
Kyle Rode 28 7.6 4.2 2.9 0.7 0.3 1.1

Total Facts

  • Oklahoma State’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup point total (142 points) in 75% of opportunities (21 out of 28 matchups).
  • In Liberty’s games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Friday’s matchup over/under in six out of 28 matchups (21.4%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 151.9 points per game, 9.9 points more than the total of 142 for this contest.
  • This game’s over/under is 9.5 more points than the 132.5 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Cowboys have seen a 149.9 average over/under in their games this season, 7.9 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 7.5 points separates this contest’s over/under (142 points) and the average total points bet in Flames games (134.5 points) this season.

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