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Oklahoma State vs. Texas - 1/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas at Oklahoma State
Date & Time Tuesday January 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Gallagher-Iba Arena
Stillwater, Oklahoma
The Line
The Line: Oklahoma State +3 -- Over/Under: 133
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma State Cowboys meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The Texas Longhorns look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 72.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Kerwin Roach II is averaging 21.9 points and 3.8 assists while Matt Coleman III is averaging 10.5 points and 1.7 rebounds. Dylan Osetkowski is the third double-digit scorer and Jaxson Hayes is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns have won their only road game this season.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys need a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 70.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Cameron McGriff is averaging 13.2 points and eight rebounds while Lindy Waters III is averaging 11.2 points and three assists. Thomas Dziagwa is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Weathers is dishing 2.2 assists. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won four of their last six home games.

The Longhorns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Cowboys are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Longhorns are 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 17-4-1 in Cowboys last 22 overall. The under is 10-4 in Longhorns last 14 overall.

The last two games between Oklahoma State and Texas have been decided by a combined two points and five of the last seven meetings have been decided by five or less points. The Texas Longhorns are obviously playing better basketball at the moment, but Oklahoma State has always been competitive at home, as they get after it defensively and always have those one or two big upsets each year. Heck, we almost saw OK State top Iowa State last week in a game that came down to the wire. This is going to be a defensive slugfest where points are hard to come by and the game being decided in the last four minutes. I want my free bucket with the home team.

Pick:
Oklahoma State +3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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