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Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Preview

Texas-Arlington MavericksOklahoma Sooners
4-6December 17, 2013, 08:00 | Lloyd Noble Center9-1

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Oklahoma vs Texas-Arlington battle Tuesday at Lloyd Noble Center as the Sooners look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Oklahoma battles the Mavericks, currently sitting with a 4-6 mark (3-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-1 for the Sooners and 3-3 for the Mavericks.

View Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds and Stats.

The Mavericks were listed as 16-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Sooners - Mavericks odds would favor the Sooners if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oklahoma is rated No. 69 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas-Arlington is at No. 223.

In their last action, Texas-Arlington was an 80-70 winner on the road against Houston Baptist. Brandon Edwards went off for 31 points and added 7 rebounds for good measure, leading Texas-Arlington to an 80-70 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday at Sharp Gym.

Oklahoma won its last outing, a 101-91 result against Tulsa on December 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Oklahoma got 24 points from Jordan Woodard en route to a 101-91 victory over Tulsa on Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oklahoma's No. 8-ranked scoring average of 88.1 PPG, against a Mavericks defense rated No. 246 and allowing 80 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 47.9% to date this season, more than the Mavericks shooters have managed so far (44.52% per game).

A few Mavericks at Sooners trends to consider:
Texas-Arlington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Texas-Arlington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas-Arlington home to CS Bakersfield, Saturday, December 21st
Oklahoma at Texas A&M, Saturday, December 21st