College Basketball Predictions: Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Wednesday, 1/8/14, 9:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread:  Oklahoma State -13.5
Current Betting Line:  Oklahoma State -13
Opening Total:  N/A
Current Total:  N/A
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four meetings in this series
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four meetings in this series

Texas has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it looks to bounce back from an 88-85 defeat to the Oklahoma Sooners as 6.5-point home favorites last time out, while going OVER the betting total for the fifth time in six contests.  The Longhorns are 45-38 SU all-time in this series, but 13-19 when playing in Stillwater, which is important to consider when making your college basketball predictions.  Offensively, the team ranks sixth in the Big 12 Conference in averaging 78.8 points a contest—leading directly to a +8.0 scoring margin.  Texas is 1-6 SU and 2-4-1 ATS in its last seven games as road underdogs of 12.5 or more points.

The Longhorns have allowed at least 83 points in three of their last four games, which is hard to ignored when looking over the college basketball odds page.  Texas saw Javan Felix score a career-high 28 points versus the Sooners, but it was out-rebounded by 11 boards in the affair.  The program has won both of its true road games, as it aims to snap a three-game losing streak in this series.

Oklahoma State had its five-game winning streak snapped in suffering a 74-71 defeat to  the Kansas State Wildcats as 5.5-point road favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for a third consecutive affair.  The Cowboys will be led by point guard Marcus Smart, who has averaged 17 points and 6.4 rebounds in two starts against the Longhorns, while Le’Bryan Nash is contributing 15 points and 4.8 rebounds a contest in playing in the last four in this series.  Oklahoma State is 12-0 SU and 8-3-1 ATS as home favorites of 12.5 or more points the last two-plus seasons.

The Cowboys are 13-4 in league home openers since the Big 12 formed in 1996-97, including a current four-game winning streak.  Oklahoma State leads the conference and ranks second nationally in outscoring opponents by an average of 21.3 points a contest.  The team does a great job of taking care of opportunities at the charity stripe—connecting on 71.7 percent of its shots.

Sports bettors will likely back the Cowboys due to their 3-0-1 ATS mark in the last four meetings in this series.

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