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Pick on the total for Oklahoma-TCU on January 24

VSiN’s Greg Peterson goes over the best betting options for Tuesday’s college basketball matchup between the Oklahoma Sooners and TCU Horned Frogs.

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There are no nights off in the Big 12 Conference schedule as the TCU Horned Frogs host the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday, fresh off their first-ever road win against the Kansas Jayhawks.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. TCU Horned Frogs (-6.5 138)

The defense has been the key to success for the Horned Frogs, entering Tuesday ranked 11th in the nation in points allowed on a per-possession basis at home and 16th overall.

Not a lot of 3-pointers are being made in TCU games, as the team ranks 25th nationally in opponent 3-point shooting percentage. Although the 3-point defense is stout, the offense has struggled, ranking 335th and shooting just 29.8% from beyond the arc.

A key for the Sooners on Tuesday is taking care of the ball, as they rank 254th in the nation in turnovers on a per-possession basis while the Horned Frogs are generating a turnover on 23.3% of their possessions — good for 16th in the nation.

Oklahoma doesn’t have many possessions that it can afford to waste, playing at one of the slowest paces in the nation and ranking 341st among the 363 Division I teams in possessions per game.

Since its season-opening nail-biter against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, TCU has not allowed 70 points or more at home. With Oklahoma allowing 70 points or fewer in 16 of their 19 games this season, Tuesday’s Big 12 showcase will highlight two strong defenses and a log of empty possessions.

The Play: Oklahoma vs. TCU Under 138

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