Texas vs. Oklahoma State Prediction and Odds: Longhorns Should Handle Cowboys With Ease

The Texas Longhorns are set to take on Oklahoma State in Saturday afternoon college basketball action.
The Texas Longhorns are set to take on Oklahoma State in Saturday afternoon college basketball action. / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 14 Texas Longhorns will look to extend their win-streak to seven games this afternoon when they take on Oklahoma State in Saturday afternoon Big 12 college basketball action.

Texas has gone 2-0 in its conference schedule so far, beating both West Virginia and Kansas State by double-digit points in its last two games. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State is still seeking its first Big 12 win. The Cowboys fell to Kansas, 74-63, in their first conference game of the season. They've now lost four of their last five games, and are desperate for a win today.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for this Big 12 showdown.

Texas vs. Oklahoma State Odds, Spread and Total


  • Texas: -2.5 (-110)
  • Oklahoma State: +2.5 (-110)


  • Texas: -145
  • Oklahoma State: +125


  • 128 (Over -110/Under -110)

Texas vs. Oklahoma State Betting Trends

  • The UNDER is 5-2 in Texas' last seven games.
  • Texas is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games vs. Big 12 opponents.
  • Oklahoma State is 0-6 ATS in its last six games.
  • Oklahoma State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 home games vs. Texas.
  • The OVER is 6-3 in Oklahoma State's last nine games.

Texas vs. Oklahoma Prediction and Pick

Oddsmakers seem to be in love with the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but I just don't see why. They rank 208th in effective field goal percentage, and what's even more damning, is they rank 304th in turnovers per possession. They cough up the ball on 21.1% of their possessions, and now they face a Texas team that is second in the country in forcing turnovers. Opponents are turning the ball over on 26.9% of possessions.

Oklahoma State's biggest strength is its defense. The Cowboys rank 30th in defensive efficiency. With that being said, Texas still ranks higher in that category, ranking second in the country in that statistic.

There's no analytics that exist that can justify an Oklahoma State bet in this spot. I'll lay the points with Texas.

Pick: Texas -2.5