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NCAA Basketball Picks: Houston Stays Strong Against Oklahoma

No.1 Houston (25-3, 12-3) will look to continue to dominate when it travels to Oklahoma (19-9,7-8). Houston has a one-game lead in the Big 12 but is making a strong case in March Madness betting, and a road win over Oklahoma will solidify that.

In the Cougars’ last game, they beat Cincinnati 67-59. The Sooners lost to Iowa State, the second-place team in the Big 12, with the offense falling flat, 58-45.

NCAA Basketball Picks: Houston Stays Strong Against Oklahoma
NCAA Basketball Picks: Houston Stays Strong Against Oklahoma


Houston vs Oklahoma Game Information

  1. Game: Houston (25-3) vs Oklahoma (19-9)
  2. Location: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OK
  3. Day/Time: Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m. ET
  4. Houston vs Oklahoma Live Stream: TBS.com

Houston has been on a roll, winning six straight, which will affect NCAAB lines. While Oklahoma has lost three of its last four, a big reason is that all those teams were ranked in the Top 15 in the nation.


Houston vs Oklahoma Odds and Spreads

  1. Houston has hit the 1H Moneyline in 30 of their last 36 games (+19.60 Units / 4% ROI)
  2. Oklahoma has hit the 1H Moneyline in 17 of their last 19 games at home (+16.10 Units / 4% ROI)
  3. Houston has hit the Moneyline in 21 of their last 26 games (+10.85 Units / 6% ROI)
  4. Oklahoma has hit the Team Total Under in 19 of their last 30 games (+6.55 Units / 19% ROI)
  5. Houston have covered the 1H Spread in 22 of their last 36 games (+7.15 Units / 17% ROI)
  6. Oklahoma has hit the 1H Game Total Under in 19 of their last 30 games (+6.50 Units / 19% ROI)
  7. Houston have covered the 1H Spread in 22 of their last 36 games (+7.15 Units / 17% ROI)
  8. Oklahoma has hit the Game Total Under in 18 of their last 30 games (+4.80 Units / 15% ROI)

Houston vs Oklahoma Pick ATS: Houston -6½ (-110)

This six-game win streak makes it hard not to back Houston in college basketball picks. The Cougars have never dropped lower than seventh all season, which is where they started. They have cemented themselves as one of the top teams in the country.

That has only been proven during this winning streak. While Oklahoma has been facing tough teams, so has Houston. In the two games before beating Cincinnati, the Cougars beat Iowa State, ranked sixth, and Baylor, 11th, on the road. That only helped cement Houston as a top team.

However, over the winning streak, Houston has not been great against the college basketball spread. The Cougars have covered twice, with a push, and failed to cover three times. That does call into question if they can cover against Oklahoma. But the Sooners have had their own issues covering spreads, only doing so three times over the last 10 games.

Houston vs Oklahoma Over/Under Pick: Over 129 (-110)

The over/under in college basketball lines are low, for good reason. The teams have two of the top defenses in the nation and Big 12.

Houston is allowing 56.2 points per game, the lowest in the nation. Against conference opponents, it goes to 62.1 points allowed per game. Oklahoma has allowed 66.9 points per game, tied for the third lowest in the conference. It does get higher against conference opponents, ranked fifth, allowing 70 points per game when facing Big 12 teams.

The over seems like the right bet because of Oklahoma’s defensive issues within the conference.

Houston vs Oklahoma Player Prop Pick: LJ Cryer Over 15 points (-109)

Houston may not have the most exciting offense, but it can be reliable. A big reason for that is LJ Cryer, the leading scorer for the Cougars at 15.3 points per game. Cryer is coming off a game in which he had 22 points and should keep that going.

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Houston vs Oklahoma Score Prediction

Houston 70, Oklahoma 62



Questions of the Day

Will Houston make a run in March Madness?

The one thing that can’t be taken away from Houston is its defense, and with how elite it is, there is a chance for a deep run in March Madness.

Will Oklahoma make it into the March Madness tournament?

There are a lot of top teams in the Big 12 that will make it into March Madness, which could leave Oklahoma on the outside looking in.

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