Texas at Oklahoma State - 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Texas at Oklahoma State - 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-5) vs Texas Longhorns (12-2)

Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma State Cowboys +3.5 -- Over/Under: 127 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Longhorns will travel to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 game on Saturday afternoon.

The Texas Longhorns 12-2 (2-0) this season and have won six games in a row. Texas is coming off of a win against Kansas State by a score of 70-57 in their last game. Texas trailed by six points at halftime, but was able to score 41 points in the second half for the win. Marcus Carr led the Longhorns with 19 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Texas is averaging 72.1 points per game and is giving up 52.3 points per game against, while also averaging 34.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Timmy Allen is averaging 12 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game, while Marcus Carr is averaging 10.1 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for the Longhorns. Texas is shooting 46.9% on field goals, 77.4% on free throws, and 33.7% on three pointers.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 7-5 (0-1) this season and have lost four of their last five games. Oklahoma State lost to Kansas by a score of 74-63 in their last game. Oklahoma State only shot 35.7% from the field in the loss. Isaac Likekele led the Longhorns with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the game. Oklahoma State is averaging 73.9 points per game and is giving up 67.1 points per game against, while also averaging 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Avery Anderson III is averaging 11.9 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game, while Bryce Williams is averaging 11.5 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State is shooting 44.8% on field goals, 66% on free throws, and 28.1% on three pointers.

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The under is 5-2 in Texas’ last 7 games. Oklahoma State is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 5-2 in Oklahoma State’s last 7 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Texas has started this season playing some great basketball, especially on the defensive end of the court. Oklahoma State has struggled in recent games, but does average more rebounds than Texas. With Texas playing as well as they are, I have to take them here.

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