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Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Longhorns Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Texas LonghornsOklahoma State Cowboys
11-3January 08, 2014, 09:00 | Gallagher-Iba Arena12-2

The visiting Texas Longhorns hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Gallagher-Iba Arena against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Supporters of the Longhorns have watched them go 11-3 and 7-4 ATS on the year, while the Cowboys are at 12-2 and 5-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 6-4, while the Longhorns have a 6-5 mark.

View Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds and Stats.

Oklahoma State opened as -13.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Cowboys sit at No. 31 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Longhorns sit at No. 69 on the same chart.

Texas lost its last outing, an 88-85 result against Oklahoma on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Javan Felix went off for 28 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Oklahoma handed Texas an 88-85 defeat at Frank Erwin Center.

Oklahoma State lost its last outing, a 74-71 result against Kansas State on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Le'Bryan Nash scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 74-71 to Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oklahoma State's No. 10-ranked scoring average of 85.71 PPG, against a Longhorns defense rated No. 154 and allowing 70.79 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 49.63% to date this season, more than the Longhorns shooters have managed so far (44.55% per game).

A few Longhorns at Cowboys trends to consider:
Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Oklahoma State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Oklahoma State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oklahoma State's last 15 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Texas Tech, Saturday, January 11th
Oklahoma State at West Virginia, Saturday, January 11th