Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys College Basketball Preview

Texas Longhorns (13-3) +4 , o/u 153 at Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-2), 9 p.m. Eastern Tuesday, ESPN 2
by Predictem.com Staff

The Texas Longhorns, coming off a convincing win over the Oklahoma Sooners, take on a team coming off a big loss, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, in a Big 12 battle Tuesday night in Stillwater.

Texas, at 3-0 in the Big 12, sits in a three-way tie for first place in the conference, while OSU, at 1-1, occupies sixth place.

Texas has won five games in a row since losing at Tennessee in overtime three weeks ago. In their most recent outing, the Longhorns pounded Oklahoma Saturday 80-69 as nine-point home favorites. Texas shot 55% from the field vs. the Sooners, and led by 27 points with five minutes to go.

Oklahoma State had won 15 of its first 16 games under new head coach Sean Sutton until getting blown out at Kansas 87-57 last Wednesday. The Cowboys shot just 32% and committed 20 turnovers vs. the Jayhawks. OSU was then supposed to play at Nebraska on Saturday, but the weather in the Midwest kept the Pokes from traveling, and the game was postponed.

The Longhorns are just 5-6 against the spread this season, and 1-2 both straight up and vs. the number on the road.

Oklahoma State is 6-4 against the spread this season, 10-0 straight up at home and 3-3 vs. the number as favorites.

These two teams split two games last season, with Texas winning by 34 points in Austin and the Cowboys winning by 21 points in Stillwater.

This season, UT’s only defeats have come at the hands of Michigan State, Gonzaga and, as mentioned above, Tennessee.

OSU’s only losses this season have come against Kansas and, like Texas, Tennessee.

On the season, the Longhorns are shooting 46% from the floor, 39.5% from 3-point range and 71% from the free-throw line.

OSU is shooting 50% from the field this season, 36% from beyond the arc and a solid 75% from the charity stripe.

Texas is outrebounding opponents by eight boards a game this season and is holding foes to 40.5% shooting from the floor.

The Cowboys are outboarding opponents by 3.5 per game this season and are allowing foes to shoot 44% from the field.

The Longhorns own a 15/13 assist-to-turnover per-game ratio this season, while Oklahoma State owns an 18/18.5 average A/TO ratio.

The O/U is 8-2-1 in Texas games this season, which are averaging 155.5 points per.

The O/U is 8-1-1 in Cowboys games this season, which are averaging 153 points per.

The Sagarin PREDICTOR ratings at USAToday.com rank the Longhorns 25th at 86.4, OSU 34th at 85.2.

Oklahoma State opened up as four-point chalk for Tuesday’s game, with a total of 152 . Early action has moved the line up a half-point or so, and the total has been bumped up to 153 and more.