The Bedlam Series continues as the Oklahoma Sooners look for revenge against the Oklahoma State Cowboys after a fantastic game on Saturday that saw them lose by four points in overtime.
This should be another terrific rivalry game between the No. 7 ranked Sooners and the Cowboys, who are led by freshman phenom Cade Cunningham and should crack the latest AP Top 25 when it's released this afternoon.
We bring you our best free Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State picks and predictions for college basketball betting action on Monday, March 1, with tipoff at 9 p.m. ET.
Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys betting preview
Oklahoma: None to report.
Oklahoma State: Chris Harris Jr. G (Out), Donovan Williams G (Out).
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Betting trend to know
The Sooners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Find more NCAA betting trends for Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State.
NCAAB sharp money and line movement reportBy Patrick Everson
Oklahoma hit the PointsBet USA odds board at -1 this morning, moved to -1.5 in relatively short order and then went to -2.5 midafternoon. "Seventy-three percent of bets and 79 percent of handle on the Sooners," PointsBet's Wyatt Yearout said of action as of 6 p.m. ET. The total opened at 142, dipped to 141.5 Sunday evening, then made its way up to 144 this afternoon. "Good two-way on the total, with 62 percent of bets on the Over and 67 percent of handle on the Under."Check out the full line movement for this game
Against the spread (ATS) pick
That loss on Saturday was Oklahoma's second defeat in a row following a shocking 62-57 loss to mediocre Kansas State on Tuesday. The Sooners are now just 1-4 ATS in their last five games, which is very disappointing considering that they ended January with three consecutive wins against Top-10 opponents.
Oklahoma has been solid on both ends of the floor, ranking 35th in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency according to KenPom, while ranking 39th on defense. That said, the Sooners' recent form over the last few weeks, along with their play on the road all year, make them tough to back in Stillwater.
Oklahoma has an average scoring margin of plus-15.2 points per game at home, but that number drops to minus-3.9 ppg on the road. Now they take on a Cowboys squad that is 4-1 SU and ATS in its last five games at home and has won four in a row overall.
The Cowboys offense is led by Cade Cunningham, who is averaging 19.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game and might go first overall in the upcoming NBA draft. They are also strong on defense, holding opponents to 40.6 percent shooting, the second-best number in the conference.
Back Oklahoma State to make it two-for-two in the Bedlam Series tonight.
PREDICTION: Oklahoma State +1.5 (-110)
These rivals combined for 184 points on Saturday, including 150 during regulation, but we have a feeling they'll tighten up on defense for this rematch.
The Sooners average 69.4 ppg on the road while shooting just 41.7 percent from the field. That's bad news against an Okie State squad that ranks 20th in the country in adjusted defensive efficiency. The Cowboys also lead the Big 12 in blocks per game, while ranking second in steals.
However, Oklahoma isn't too shabby on the defensive end of the floor either, holding Big 12 foes to 42 percent shooting and 68.7 ppg in conference play.
The Under has cashed in 10 of the Sooners last 14 games, while going 8-3 in the Cowboys' last 11 contests against teams with a winning record. Take it again.
PREDICTION: Under 142 (-110)
Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State betting card
- Oklahoma State +1.5 (-110)
- Under 142 (-110)
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