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Oklahoma State vs Texas Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 24th Betting Odds
Cowboys vs Longhorns Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Oklahoma State Cowboys at Texas Longhorns
- Where: Austin at Moody Center
- Date: Tuesday, January 24th
- Betting Odds: Oklahoma State +7.5, OKST +267 | TX -343 O/U 135.5
Oklahoma State will take the floor against the Longhorns with an overall record of 11-8. So far, the Cowboys have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 2-6. For the season, Oklahoma State has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 0-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cowboys being +7.5 point underdogs.
Before getting a wager down on this game, keep a close eye on the injury report before tip-off, as the Cowboys’ top scorer Bryce Thompson is listed as questionable. In his 19 games, he is averaging 11.32 points per game while providing the team with an outside shooting threat. If he is unable to play, the team will be losing their top outside shooter. Without Bryce Thompson out of the lineup, Avery Anderson III is going to need to take on a bigger role. Currently, he is 2nd on the team at 11.0 points per contest to go along with 3.68 rebounds and 3.21 assists.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma State this season, as they are currently ranked 294th in college basketball at 68.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cowboys’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.5%, placing them 480th in the NCAA.
The Texas Longhorns head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 16-3. So far this season, Texas has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 13-2. The Longhorns’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Texas has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 15-2.
Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Carr who is averaging 17.42 points per game for the Longhorns. Carr is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Longhorns’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrese Hunter who has hit 40.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.58 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 295th in college basketball at 68.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Longhorns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 354th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Oklahoma State Cowboys +7.5
In this matchup, between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Longhorns, we recommend getting a bet down on Oklahoma State to cover the spread as road dogs. Our analysis points to the Cowboys’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +7.5. Look for Texas’ offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 206th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have Texas as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with Oklahoma State on the road.
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