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How and what to watch for No. 6 Texas vs. Oklahoma State

The Longhorns are coming off two straight losses while OSU has won three of their last five.

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Texas Longhorns take the court in the second half against the Baylor Bears during an NCAA college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Austin, TX.  Austin American Statesman-USA TO

On Saturday afternoon the No. 6 Texas Longhorns (11-4) head to Stillwater to take on their Big 12 rival, the 11-5 Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Texas is fading fast and they’re sure to drop significantly in the next Top 25 rankings after losing two straight games and three of their last five. Their schedule has been brutal in that span, so it’s not like the wheels are totally falling off. UT averages 76 points per game, led by Andrew Jones, who’s scoring over 15 per contest. The Longhorns average four players in double figures each game. Defensively, they’re ranked by KenPom as the 22nd most efficient unit in the nation, giving up just 67 points each game.

Oklahoma State’s offense is on-par with Texas’, scoring 76 points per contest. Leading the way for the Cowboys is Cade Cunningham, who averages close to 20 points per game with no one else on the team is averaging over 11. If Texas can shut Cunningham down, it’ll be a long day for OSU. Defensively, they give up over 70 points per game to opponents and are ranked by KenPom as the 35th best defense in the nation from an efficiency standpoint.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Texas vs. Oklahoma State on Saturday, February 6th at 3:00 p.m. ET on Longhorn Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Texas -2.5
Point Total: 146
Money line: Texas -148, Oklahoma State +120

  • Texas is just 1-5 ATS in their last six games, with the total going over in their last eight.
  • Oklahoma State are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games, hitting the total in seven of 10.

The Best Bet

Points shouldn’t be too hard to come by today, as these are two efficient teams offensively that can struggle to get stops at times. The losing team getting to at least 70 should happen.

Pick: Over 146

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