The 25th-ranked Texas Longhorns (19-11, 10-7 Big 12) try to bounce back from a terrible loss on the road versus the Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-18, 3-14 Big 12) on Friday, March. 4. The game takes place at Gallagher Iba-Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Texas has gone 2 and 2 straight up in its last 4. In their last game, Kansas drubbed the Longhorns 86 to 56. Oklahoma State has lost 5 straight games. The Cowboys are 2 and 8 in their last 10 games.
A Closer Look at How To Bet the No. 25 Texas Longhorns at Oklahoma State Cowboys College Basketball Spread
The college basketball betting spread favors the Longhorns by 4-points to beat the Cowboys. Oklahoma State’s record ATS is at 14-13-1. The Cowboys have gone 6-6-1 in home games this season. Texas has a 15 and 14 ATS record. The Longhorns have gone 6 and 3 ATS in away games this season.
What: No. 25 Texas Longhorns (19-11) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-18)
When: Friday, March 3, 2016
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Stadium: Gallagher-Iba Arena
Spread: Texas Longhorns -4
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Texas vs Oklahoma State
Bet The No. 25 Texas Longhorns Spread At -4 Because…
Every time Texas suffers a bad loss, Coach Shaka Smart finds a way to get his fellas to step it up in the very next game. Kansas embarrassed Texas on Feb. 29. It wouldn’t have been as bad if Kansas didn’t put a beat down on Texas in front of its fans. The last time that Smart’s squad lost so badly, a 64 to 78 loss to Baylor at home on Feb. 20, they bounced back with 2 big wins. One of the wins was a 76 to 63 victory over Oklahoma.
Bet The Oklahoma State Cowboys Spread At +4 Because…
Although they lost, the Cowboys’ defense came up big against Iowa State on Feb. 29. Oklahoma State held the Cyclones, a team that routinely scores over 80, to 58 points in a 50 to 58 loss. Oklahoma State covered against the spread since they were 14 point road underdogs against the NCAA Tournament bound Iowa State Cyclones. When Oklahoma State plays a lock down defense, it’s tough for any team to shake the Cowboys.
My Against The Spread Pick
This game favors Texas straight up and Oklahoma State against the spread. Both teams are hesitant to run and gun. Oklahoma State allows 67 points on average. At times, the Cowboys defense can be so good that they don’t let their opponent get to the 60 point mark.
Shaka Smart coached pressing, run and gun teams while at VCU. At Texas, he’s preached defense. Smart’s guys give up 68 points per game on average. With defense being the key word for Friday night’s game, Oklahoma State could keep this one much closer on the scoreboard than anybody probably believes that they can.