Texas basketball vs. OK State: Last-minute betting odds

Texas basketball can get one step closer to 20 wins if it tops Oklahoma State at the Moody Center on March 2.
Rodney Terry, Texas basketball
Rodney Terry, Texas basketball / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

Rodney Terry and Texas basketball have just two home games remaining before the regular season concludes. All that remains on the regular season schedule for Terry's squad at the Moody Center are the Oklahoma schools.

The Longhorns will face the Oklahoma State Cowboys and head coach Mike Boynton this weekend at the Moody Center. And then, the Oklahoma Sooners and head coach Porter Moser round out the regular season with the finale at the Moody Center next weekend.

On March 2, Texas and Oklahoma State will battle it out for the final time as Big 12 foes in the regular season. These are two teams that are trending in different directions lately.

Terry and the Longhorns are coming off an impressive double-digit win on the road on Feb. 27 over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Texas has also won its last two contests at home, including a 62-56 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats on Feb. 19.

Oklahoma State, meanwhile, has lost two consecutive games and four of its last six. This has been a rough season in the Big 12 for Boynton and the Pokes, tied for last in the conference standings with the West Virginia Mountaineers with just four wins a piece.

Here are the last-minute betting odds as Texas hosts Oklahoma State at the Moody Center in Austin for the final time as Big 12 foes during the regular season. This matchup tips off at 1 p.m. CT on March 2.

Last-minute betting odds for Texas basketball vs. Oklahoma State

Texas is a 9.5-point favorite against Oklahoma State (per FanDuel). The moneyline favors Texas (-530) over Oklahoma State (+390) in this game.

The over/under for this game is 143.5.

Oklahoma State is the No. 102 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per KenPom. Texas, meanwhile, ranks 26th in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

KenPom gives Texas an 83 percent chance of beating Oklahoma State and projects the final score of this game to be 78-68 in favor of the Longhorns.

Prediction for Texas basketball vs. Oklahoma State

This is the most winnable game that the Longhorns have remaining on the regular season slate. Terry and the Longhorns can ill afford to slip up in the few remaining opportunities that they have to get closer to 20 wins on the season before Selection Sunday.

A win over the Pokes could also propel the Longhorns in to the top half of the Big 12 standings. Any seeding advantages would be huge for the Longhorns in the gauntlet that is the Big 12 again this season for the conference tournament in a couple of weeks.

Texas has found plenty of recent success against the Pokes on the hardwood. The Longhorns swept the season series against Oklahoma State last year, winning all three contests including one in the Big 12 Tournament.

Final score prediction: Texas-74, Oklahoma State-65