Texas and Oklahoma, ranked 15th and 16th, respectively, head into their final bout with each other for the season this Friday, March 4. The two teams from the Big 12 are neck and neck.
Texas holds the 5th spot in the conference with a 9-6 record, while Oklahoma holds 6th with 9-7. It will be interesting to see the NCAA Basketball odds as the game promises end-to-end action with a touch of uncertainty.
With that, NitroBetting offers a closer investigation of the contest, going over major talking points and facts. See what both teams have to offer before pinning down your picks.
Texas vs. Oklahoma Game Information
- When: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: KTXX FM (Texas) / Sooner Sports Radio Network (Oklahoma)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAA Betting Odds: Oklahoma -132 / -2 (-110) / Under 142.5 (-108)
Why Bet on the Texas Longhorns?
Coming off a win, the Texas Longhorns sit at the 15th spot of the AP Top 25 list and 16th in the Coaches Poll. They are confident coming into this game as they ran over the Iowa State Cyclones in a 67-81 win in their recent game.
They are on track with their defense and now dealing with improving their offensive measures. Thanks to Andrew Jones, the Longhorns’ offense has been on point, averaging 15 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists, shooting 40.2 percent on the field.
The Longhorns went as high as No. 4 in the national rankings but has slid down to the 15th spot. We can look forward to a long grind by the team as they would want to finish strong, improving their College Basketball odds before March Madness tips off.
Why Bet on the Oklahoma Sooners?
This is the last chance for Oklahoma to redeem themselves after a 3-game losing streak. Since their nail-biting win against Texas in January, they managed to collect four wins in eight games. Now that they hold homecourt advantage in the upcoming game, they get a chance to finish strong.
Expect Austin Reaves to lead the way for the Sooners’ offense this game. The senior guard puts up 17.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and is shooting 43.6 percent in the field.
He could be Oklahoma’s saving grace from the slump that they are in. For their final encounter, we anticipate the Texas vs. Oklahoma odds sharply contested.
Texas vs. Oklahoma Betting Trends
- The total has gone over in 7 of Texas’ last 10 road games.
- Texas won 7 of its last 10 road games.
- Texas won against the spread twice in 5 games.
- Oklahoma is 1-5 against the spread in its last 5 games.
- Oklahoma is 8-2 in its last 10 home games.
- The total has gone over in 5 of Oklahoma’s last 10 games.
Texas vs. Oklahoma Expert Betting Prediction
The Sooners are on a nosedive, as they continue their search for a way out of their current slump. A game at home against a team they’ve already defeated this season could be the cure to their malaise.
Texas has momentum, though, after beating Iowa State. Plus, it wasn’t that long ago when Shaka Smart’s boys took down the Kansas Jayhawks. Which side will you pick?
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.