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Texas vs Oklahoma Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds

Longhorns vs Sooners Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Texas Longhorns at Oklahoma Sooners
  • Where: Norman at Lloyd Noble Center
  • Date: Saturday, December 31st
  • Betting Odds: Texas -3, TX -157 | OKL +130 O/U 133.5

Longhorns Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Oklahoma, the Texas Longhorns will be taking the floor for the 13th time this season and have an overall record of 11-1. Today’s game will be the team’s first road contest of the season. Last year, the Longhorns were 5-7 on the road. So far, the Longhorns have been favored 12 times, going 11-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Texas as -3 point favorites.

Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Carr who is averaging 17.83 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 gameplan is the play of Tyrese Hunter who has hit 44.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.25 points per game.

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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 that 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.

Sooners Preview:

Oklahoma heads into this matchup having played 12 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-3. So far this season, Oklahoma has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. For the season, Oklahoma has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Sooners being +3 point underdogs.

Oklahoma will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Grant Sherfield who is averaging 18.0 points per game for the Sooners. Sherfield 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 Sooners’ offensive gameplan is the play of Tanner Groves who has hit 55.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.08 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma this season, as they are currently ranked 286th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sooners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 260th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Texas Longhorns -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Texas Longhorns to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Texas as a team is just 206th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Sooners’ defense. At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Longhorns to come out on top and cover.

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