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Texas vs Oklahoma State Basketball Picks 3-2-24

Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-16) vs. Texas Longhorns (18-10)
March 2, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Longhorns -9.5; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Longhorns face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Moody Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Oklahoma State vs Texas prediction.

Can Oklahoma State Play Spoiler?

Oklahoma State at this time is trying to play spoiler and in this game would go a long ways in keeping Texas out of the NCAA tournament. In the last game against UCF, Oklahoma State scored 71 points but the defense gave up 77 points and that led to the defeat. John-Michael Wright had a strong game putting up 22 points. Oklahoma State is averaging 72 points while their defense is giving up 71.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 177th in the league and the defense is going to need to step up here. 

Can Texas Build on Last Game?

Texas in the last game faced off against Texas Tech and the offense scored 81 points on the way to the last game. Dylan Disu had a strong game putting up 21 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Texas is averaging 75.5 points while their defense is giving up 68.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 126th in the league while the defense is ranked 90th. In this game, Texas is going to need the offense to get out to a fast start. Max Abmas has been the top player putting up 16.5 points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 53 percent from behind the three point line. 

Oklahoma State vs Texas Betting Prediction

Oklahoma State gave up 77 points in the last game and they are going to really struggle in this game. Texas is averaging 75.5 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score. Abmas is still one of the best players in the country and he’s going to have no issue hitting bucks here. Oklahoma State won’t be keeping up, and Texas is going to get the job done. Back Texas against the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Texas -9.5

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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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