NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Texas

The No. 2 seed Texas Longhorns will face the No. 7 seed Oklahoma State Cowboys in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night. Texas swept the regular-season series in a pair of January games, and it closed the campaign with a 75-59 win against No. 3 Kansas on Saturday. Oklahoma State advanced to the quarterfinals with a 57-49 win against No. 10 seed Oklahoma on Wednesday. 

Tipoff is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The Longhorns are favored by 6.5 points in the latest Oklahoma State vs. Texas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 142. Before entering any Texas vs. Oklahoma State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters conference tournament week at 76-51 on all top-rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,200 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Oklahoma State vs. Texas. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Oklahoma State vs. Texas:

  • Oklahoma State vs. Texas spread: Texas -6.5
  • Oklahoma State vs. Texas over/under: 142 points
  • Oklahoma State vs. Texas money line: Texas -285, Oklahoma State +230
  • Oklahoma State vs. Texas picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Why Texas can cover

Texas was ultimately unable to beat out Kansas for the conference's regular-season title, but the Longhorns generated some momentum with their 16-point win over the Jayhawks on Saturday. They recorded their highest finish in the Big 12 since 2011, when they were also the No. 2 seed. Interim coach Rodney Terry was named the college basketball coach of the year by the Sporting News on Wednesday, becoming the first coach in school history to earn that honor. 

Terry took over for Chris Beard, who was suspended and later fired in January. The Longhorns have gone 16-7 in their 23 games under Terry, winning five games against AP Top 25 opponents. Veteran guard Marcus Carr is averaging 16.2 points and 4.2 assists per game, earning All-Big 12 first-team honors, while guard Sir'Jabari Rice was named the league's Sixth Man of the Year. 

Why Oklahoma State can cover

Oklahoma State picked up a crucial win over rival Oklahoma on Wednesday, sweeping three games against the Sooners for the first time since the 1964-65 season. The Cowboys took the lead early in the first half and never relinquished it, holding Oklahoma to a 25% clip from the floor. They also had a season-low nine turnovers, with Caleb Asberry scoring a team-high 15 points. 

Most projections have Oklahoma State as the eighth Big 12 team in the NCAA Tournament field, but it could cement its spot with a win on Thursday night. Junior guard Bryce Thompson leads the Cowboys with 11.9 points and 2.5 assists per game, while senior forward Kalib Boone is averaging 11.2 points and 5.0 rebounds. Oklahoma State has covered the spread in 10 of its last 12 games in March. 

How to make Texas vs. Oklahoma State picks

The model has simulated Oklahoma State vs. Texas 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Texas vs. Oklahoma State? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is 76-51 on its top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.