Oklahoma State vs Texas Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Texas -2.5
The Oklahoma State Cowboys travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 2.5 point favorites.
Oklahoma State comes into this game with an overall record of 16-14. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 67.0 points per game while giving up 66.2 per contest. Texas has an overall record of 19-11. They are averaging 64.3 points per game and surrendering 62.7, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 12-17-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
02/20/20 G Chris Harris Jr. Knee is out for season
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
03/06/20 G Donovan Williams Knee is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma State
03/02/20 G Jase Febres Knee is out indefinitely
02/17/20 F Jericho Sims Back is out for regular season
01/25/20 F Gerald Liddell Back is out indefinitely
Cameron McGriff comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Lindy Waters averages 10.7 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Matt Coleman averages 12.6 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Andrew Jones averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State averages 67.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 287th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 283rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 286th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 144th and 283rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.3 per game. The Cowboys allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 39th and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 199th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 226th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 248th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas is 322nd in the country with 64.3 points per game this year. They are 215th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 138th in the nation. They are 317th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.2 boards per game, and 279th in assists per contest with 11.7. The Longhorns are 133rd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Longhorns surrender 62.7 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 102nd and 86th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest and 202nd with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Longhorns are 203rd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 97.7, which is ranked 268th. They are 220th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 303rd. As a unit they are 280th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in D-1. Oklahoma State is 139th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Texas is 53rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Longhorns are 280th in the country in offensive rating with 97.2. In terms of pace they are 312th in Division 1 with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 161st. As a team they are 228th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 57th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma State/Texas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas -2.5
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