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Oklahoma vs Texas Basketball Picks 1-23-24

Texas Longhorns (13-5) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (15-3)
January 23, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -4.5; Over/Under: 146
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The Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Lloyd Noble Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Texas vs Oklahoma prediction.

Texas Back on Right Track

Texas at times haven’t been great this season, but they are coming off a victory in the last game. Texas held on in the second half and they were able to secure the 75-73 victory. Tyrese Hunter had a strong game putting up 21 points, three assists, and one rebound. Texas on the season is averaging 77.2 points while their defense is giving up 67.4 points per game. The defense is ranked 83rd and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way here. If the defense struggles, this could be a long game. Texas will play against BYU after this one.

Oklahoma Has Confidence

Oklahoma has a ton of confidence heading into this game, and in the last game against Cincinnati they went on the road and they were able to secure the four-point victory. Javian McCollum had a strong game putting up 16 points and six rebounds. Oklahoma on the season is averaging 79.3 points while their defense is giving up 65.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 66th while the defense is ranked 37th. Javian McCollum is having a strong season and he’s averaging 14.9 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Oklahoma will meet Texas Tech, Kansas State, and UCF after this game.

Texas vs Oklahoma Betting Prediction

On the road there is zero chance I am  trusting the Longhorns. The Oklahoma offense is no doubt elite, but the defense doesn’t get enough attention. The defense is giving up 65.1 points per game and they are going to step up again here with the defense. Texas is going to really struggle to score the ball and it will be Oklahoma that is going to get the job done. Back Oklahoma against the spread.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Oklahoma -4.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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