Betting on today’s Sooners and Longhorns game? Catch the action at Moody Center in Austin, TX, as the Longhorns hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN. The over/under for this Big 12 conference contest is set at 144.5 points, with Texas being favored by -5.5 at home against Oklahoma.


The Pick: Texas Longhorns -5.5

This game will be played at Moody Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Longhorns.
  • Not only will Texas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Do the Sooners Have What it Takes on the Road?

After losing their last four games, Oklahoma is currently 20-10 on the season and 6-9 in Big 12 play. On the road, the Sooners are just 3-5, compared to their 15-5 record at home. As the underdog, Oklahoma is 3-7 this season.

During their last 10 road games, the Sooners have gone 4-6, and they are coming off an 87-85 loss to Houston. So far this season, they have been the underdog 10 times, going 3-7.

As the underdog, Oklahoma has gone just 4-6 vs. the spread this season and is just 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games as the underdog. On the road, the Sooners have an ATS record of just 3-5 this season and are 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Oklahoma games is 12-16 and today’s line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Oklahoma offense tallied 85 points in a matchup against Houston. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.7%, and they made 12 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Javian McCollum who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.6. Otega Oweh also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.4.

So far, the Sooners’ defense is ranked 68th in the country at 67.7 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.0% this season.

Will the Longhorns Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

After losing to Baylor, the Longhorns are 19-11 on the season and 8-9 in Big 12 play. At home, they are 14-5 compared to 5-6 on the road. As the favorite, Texas is 15-4, and they have won three straight games at home.

So far this season, the Longhorns have an average scoring margin of +13.0 points per game at home compared to -4.0 on the road. On the year, they have gone 11-2 in non-conference games.

As the favorite, Texas is just 6-13 against the spread this season and they have gone just 3-7 vs. the number in their last 10 games as the favorite. Their home ATS record is just 7-12 for the year and they are 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games at home.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is very similar to the average over/under line in Texas games this season (144.6). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is up to 157 points.

Texas’ offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 85 points against Baylor. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 16/21 free throws. The top scorer for the Longhorns was Max Abmas with 33 points, while Kadin Shedrick also chipped in with 14 points.

The Longhorns’ defense is presently ranked 99th nationally, allowing an average of 69.3 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Texas defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Baylor knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 93 points.