The second half of ESPN’s Big Monday has Oklahoma visiting Texas. Neither team has played well of late but at least Texas can say they are going to make the NCAA Tournament. The Sooners don’t have much to look forward to as they probably won’t be making a post-season appearance. They have lost six straight overall and they are 1-8 in true road games this college basketball betting season.
Texas is a 13.5 point favorite at SBG Global with a total of 147.
Texas is coming off a 74-58 loss at No. 22 Texas A&M and they have lost seven of their last twelve. Oklahoma beat Texas last month in Norman by a score of 80-71. That result seems unlikely on Monday considering the Sooners have not won a road game in the college basketball betting conference all year. In their last six losses they are giving up an average of 82 points per game. Oklahoma is led by freshman point guard Tommy Mason-Griffin who is averaging almost 20 points per game in his last 11 games. Willie Warren is still the team’s leading scorer but he has missed the last three games and is not expected to play on Monday.
Texas did not play well on Saturday against Texas A&M and guard J’Covan Brown strained his neck in that game and is listed as day-to-day. The Longhorns have already lost Dogus Balbay to injury so they have problems in the backcourt. The injury to Brown was just another thing that has gone wrong this college basketball betting season for Texas and head coach Rick Barnes is frustrated. “I look at it and it’s probably one of the — for whatever reason — as poor a coaching job as I’ve ever done because I haven’t been able to get the message across consistently,” Barnes said. “There’s nobody to blame for that but me. I can only tell you that I’m not going to quit trying because I do think that we’ve got the ability to put some things together and do what we think that we can do.”
Oklahoma has been abysmal on the road recently. They are 16-36-3 ATS in their last 55 road games. Overall, the Sooners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The Sooners are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings at Texas.
Texas has not played well either as they are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games. They haven’t been very good at home either as they are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The one positive for Texas is that they are 27-11 ATS in their last 38 Monday games.