Texas vs. Oklahoma State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-14) at Texas Longhorns (19-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Frank Erwin Special Events Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns -2.5 -- Over/Under: 125.5
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-14, 6-11 Big 12) travel to Austin, Texas to take on the Texas Longhorns (19-11, 9-8 Big 12) in a Big 12 showdown at the Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Special Events Center. The last time these teams met, Texas defeated Oklahoma State 76-64 as a 3 ½-point road underdog.
Oklahoma State is 6-4 both straight up and against the spread in their last 10 games. Oklahoma State is 1-7 straight up and 2-6 against the spread in conference road games. On the road, Oklahoma State has averaged 64.4 points per game and allowed 69.7 points per game to opponents, and the Cowboys have shot 42.6% from the field, 32.7% from 3 and 74.2% from the free-throw line in those games.
Oklahoma State has won 5 of its last 7 games, and the Cowboys defeated Kansas State 69-63 as a 6 ½-point home favorite in their last contest. Oklahoma State is ranked 60th by KenPom, with the 104th ranked offense and 47th ranked defense in the country. Oklahoma State is led by Senior forward Cameron McGriff, who averages 11.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, and Sophomore guard Isaac Likekele, who averages 10.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
Texas is 6-4 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games. Texas is 4-4 both straight up and against the spread in conference home games this season. At home, Texas has scored 67.7 points per game and surrendered 60.6 points per game to opponents, and the Longhorns have shot 45.2% from the field, 35% from 3 and 65.2% from the free-throw line in those games.
Texas has won 5 consecutive games after ending a 4-game losing streak, and the Longhorns won their last game 52-51 at Oklahoma as a 7-point road underdog. Texas is ranked 49th by KenPom, with the 147th ranked offense and 14th ranked defense in the nation. Texas is led by Junior guard Matt Coleman, who averages 12.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, and Junior forward Jericho Sims, who averages 9.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Texas is 6-4 straight up and 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games against Oklahoma State, 5 of which have gone over the betting total. The over is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games for Oklahoma State and 5-5 in the last 10 games for Texas.
Oklahoma State has had a nice finish to an otherwise forgettable season, but Texas has looked very good lately and could be dangerous in the NCAA Tournament. I think the Longhorns will win big on Senior Day and cover the spread easily.