Oklahoma State vs North Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 21 NIT Game (Mean Green Put Up a Fight)
By Larry Rupp
Oklahoma State vs North Texas Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Basketball NIT Game
- Oklahoma State (20-15) vs. North Texas (28-7)
- Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena -- Stillwater, OK
- Coverage: ESPN
The 2023 NIT continues on Tuesday with an exciting quarterfinal matchup between the North Texas Mean Green and Oklahoma State Cowboys. North Texas defeated Sam Houston by a score of 75-55 in a second-round win on Sunday, while Oklahoma State beat Eastern Washington 71-60 to advance.
Oklahoma State vs North Texas Odds & Spread
- All college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: OKST: (-215) | N TEXAS: (+176)
- Spread: OKST: -4.5 (-115) | N TEXAS: +4.5 (-105)
- Total: 124.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Oklahoma State enters this contest as a moderate favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 124.5 points, with both sides available at -110 odds.
Oklahoma State vs North Texas Betting Trends
- Oklahoma State is 2-7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Oklahoma State's last seven games in March.
- North Texas is 5-1 straight up in its last six away games.
- The total has hit the under in 14 of North Texas' last 20 games on a Tuesday.
Oklahoma State vs North Texas Prediction & Pick
North Texas held a talented Sam Houston offense to just 55 points in a second-round victory, which lines up perfectly with what the Mean Green have been doing all season. They rank first in points allowed per game (56.2) and ninth in defensive efficiency. The defense has been a relentless force.
Oklahoma State has employed a similar strategy as it ranks ninth in opponent shooting percentage (39.6%) and 48th in defensive rebounds per game (24.7). In a matchup of elite defenses, any edge on offense is crucial. The Mean Green outrank the Cowboys in offensive efficiency (No. 86 vs. No. 285).
North Texas has won five of its last six away games, so give me the Mean Green in an upset here.
Final Score Prediction: Oklahoma State: 60 | North Texas: 62
Oklahoma State vs North Texas Best Bet
Any bettors hesitant to back the Mean Green as a +176 moneyline underdog should shift gears to backing them along the spread. After all, North Texas is a dependable 10-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games overall as well as 4-1 ATS in its last five games against a Big 12 opponent.
Oklahoma State is a dismal 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games overall and 0-4-1 ATS in its last five home games. Not only that, but the Cowboys are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games on a Tuesday as well. Trust the trends in this one and back the game inside Gallagher-Iba Arena to go down to the wire.
Bet: North Texas Mean Green +4.5 (-105)
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