A fun Big 12 Quarterfinal game is set for Thursday night in Kansas City. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are as on the bubble as any team in college basketball, but a win over the Texas Longhorns should see them clinch their spot in the NCAA Tournament. Below is our college basketball pick for Oklahoma State vs Texas in this Big 12 Quarterfinal clash.
Oklahoma State vs Texas Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Texas -6|
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This game will be played at T-Mobile Center at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Why Bet on Texas:
✅ Texas struggled a bit to end the regular season, but their last game was impressive in a double-digit win over Kansas.
✅ The Longhorns won both regular season matchups by double-digits.
✅ Oklahoma State lost five of their last six regular season games and their last two wins have been against two of the three worst teams in the conference.
Oklahoma State Cowboys: Let’s Go Dancing?
Oklahoma State is the first team out of the bracket, according to both Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm, so they need this win to get on the right side of the bubble. A win over the Longhorns should move them up to last four in and could see them get into the last four bye territory by the time Selection Sunday rolls around.
The Longhorns won both regular season matchups comfortably as they won by 10 in Stillwater and 14 in Austin.
Texas Longhorns: Can They Take Care of Business?
Texas finished their regular season with an impressive 75-59 home win over #3 Kansas. The Longhorns scored eight of the first 10 points of the game and never looked back as they were impressive from start to finish. Trailing by eight points at the half, the Jayhawks never found their next gear sputtered into the conference tournament. Texas led by as many as 17 points, never trailed by more than two, and covered the -4.0-point spread.
Tyrese Hunter had 20 points, two rebounds, and three assists in the game. Sir’Jabari Rice added 23 points, seven rebounds, and two assists in the victory.
After 31 games, Texas is scoring 78.8 points per game, shooting 47.1% from the field, and assisting on 16.6 made shots. The Longhorns are allowing 68.7 points, grabbing 34.7 rebounds, blocking 3.7 shots, and stealing the ball 7.9 times.