Texas vs. Oklahoma State Big 12 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Texas vs. Oklahoma State Big 12 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 2 seed Texas Longhorns (23-8, 12-6 Big 12) are favored by 6.5 points when they meet the No. 7 seed Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-14, 8-10 Big 12) in the Big 12 Tournament. The teams will look to take another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket on Thursday at T-Mobile Center beginning at 7:00 PM and airing on ESPN2. The matchup has an over/under of 142 points.

Texas vs. Oklahoma State Odds

  • Texas odds to win: -279
  • Oklahoma State odds to win: +226
  • Spread: Texas (-6.5)
  • Total: 142

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Where: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: T-Mobile Center

Who Will Win Texas vs. Oklahoma State?

Texas and Oklahoma State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Texas has a 7-10 record against the spread this season when favored by 6.5 points or more.

When it has played as at least a 6.5-point underdog this season, Oklahoma State is 2-4 against the spread.

These teams average 147.9 points per game combined, 5.9 more than the over/under of 142.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 135 points per game, seven fewer than the over/under in this matchup.

The average total Texas has had set in matchups this season is 5.5 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average total in Cowboys games this season is 6.6 fewer points than the point total of 142 for this outing.

The Longhorns are 14-17-0 against the spread this season.

So far this season, the Cowboys have compiled a 16-16-0 record against the spread.

Texas Stats & Insights

Texas’ +315 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 10.1 points per game) is a result of scoring 78.8 points per game (31st in college basketball) while giving up 68.7 per contest (136th in college basketball).

Texas is 195th in the country at 31.5 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 30.8 its opponents average.

The Longhorns make 7.4 three-pointers per game (181st in college basketball) at a 34.5% rate (167th in college basketball), compared to the 6.6 their opponents make while shooting 33.3% from beyond the arc.

Texas averages 99.6 points per 100 possessions on offense (42nd in college basketball), and gives up 86.8 points per 100 possessions (64th in college basketball).

At home, the Longhorns are averaging 15.4 more points per game (84.8) than they are in away games (69.4).

Oklahoma State Stats & Insights

Oklahoma State has a +92 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.8 points per game. It is putting up 69.1 points per game, 248th in college basketball, and is giving up 66.3 per outing to rank 71st in college basketball.

The 33.5 rebounds per game Oklahoma State accumulates rank 75th in college basketball, 3.3 more than the 30.2 its opponents record.

Oklahoma State makes 7 three-pointers per game (223rd in college basketball) at a 31.6% rate (316th in college basketball), compared to the 6.9 its opponents make, shooting 31.8% from beyond the arc.

Oklahoma State averages 89.6 points per 100 possessions on offense (279th in college basketball), and gives up 85.9 points per 100 possessions (50th in college basketball).

The Cowboys are putting up more points at home (70.8 per game) than on the road (68.3).

Texas Key Players to Watch

The leader in points and assists for the Longhorns is Marcus Carr, who scores 16.2 points and distributes 4.2 assists per game.

Timmy Allen is Texas’ best rebounder, grabbing an average of 5.5 boards in each contest while scoring 10.5 points per game.

Carr leads the Longhorns in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Carr is Texas’ leader in steals, averaging 1.6 steals per game, while Dylan Disu leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Oklahoma State Key Players to Watch

Bryce Thompson’s points (11.9 per game) and assists (2.5 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Cowboys’ leaderboards.

Moussa Cisse grabs 8.1 rebounds per game (he also scores 6.5 points per game and adds 0.6 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Oklahoma State rebounding leaderboard.

John-Michael Wright is the top scorer from distance for the Cowboys, hitting two threes per game.

Oklahoma State’s leader in steals is Wright (0.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Cisse (two per game).

Texas vs. Oklahoma State Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Oklahoma State (+6.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (142)

  • Prediction:
    Texas 73, Oklahoma State 68
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