Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (17-8) at Oklahoma Sooners (17-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Texas Longhorns will travel to the Lloyd Noble Center to take on the Oklahoma Sooners this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Texas Longhorns improved to 17-8 (6-6 Big 12) on the season after defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 65-41, this past Saturday. Texas shot 44.4% from the field and 33.3% (5-15) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Longhorns was Myles Turner who had 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Texas is ranked 32nd in the RPI Standings and has played the 21st ranked SOS. On the season, the Longhorns have been led by Isaiah Taylor (13.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.1 apg) and Myles Turner (11.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.7 bpg). Texas is averaging 68.5 ppg (ranked 150th) on 44.0% shooting (ranked 145th). The Longhorns average 6.0 three-points per game (ranked 207th) and commit an average of 13.2 turnovers per game (ranked 225th). Texas is holding their opponents to an average of 58.7 ppg (ranked 17th). on 36.0% shooting (ranked 4th). The Longhorns pull down 40.72 total rpg (ranked 5th) and have a rebound margin of 9.9 (ranked 2nd).
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The 17th ranked Oklahoma Sooners dropped to 17-8 (8-5 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the Kansas State Wildcats, 59-56, this past Saturday. Oklahoma shot 37.7% from the field and 17.6% (3-17) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Sooners was Buddy Hield who had 14 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Oklahoma is ranked 18th in the RPI Standings and has played the 14th ranked SOS. On the season, the Sooners have been led by Buddy Hield (17.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg) and Isaiah Cousins (11.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.1 apg). Oklahoma is averaging 72.4 ppg (ranked 59th) on 44.9% shooting (ranked 98th). The Sooners are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game (ranked 128th) and shooting 72.5% from the free-throw line (ranked 58th). Oklahoma is holding their opponents to an average of 61.5 ppg (ranked 63rd) on 37.1% shooting (ranked 6th). The Sooners pull down 27.8 defensive rpg (ranked 4th) and have a turnover margin of 1.4 (ranked 85th).
The Longhorns are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games however, just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5- ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Texas seems has recovered nicely from their 4 game losing streak by winning their last three games. Oklahoma had their 5 game winning streak snapped as they struggled on the offensive end at Kansas State. Texas has a great defensive however, they can struggle on the offensive end as they have a habit of turning over the ball. Oklahoma has won their last 4 games at home by an average of 23 points and I think they bounce back from their lost at Kansas State with a big win at home. Take Oklahoma to cover this spread.