The Oklahoma Sooners (12-4) will play their eighth home game of the 2012-13 NCAA basketball season Monday night, as they host the Texas Longhorns (8-9) at the Lloyd Noble Center, with the opening tip scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Sports bettors will find that the Sooners are seven-point home favorites in the college basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total has settled in at 124.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
The Texas Longhorns are off to an 0-4 start in Big 12 Conference play, which includes a 64-59 setback to the Kansas Jayhawks as eight-point home underdogs Saturday.
Sports bettors will find that the Longhorns are 15-8 against the spread as an underdog the last two-plus seasons.
The Oklahoma Sooners had their season-high five-game winning streak snapped last time out, as they suffered a 69-60 defeat to the Kansas State Wildcats as seven-point road underdogs over the weekend.
Sports bettors will find that the Sooners are 7-0 against the spread in their last seven opportunities at home.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Oklahoma Sooners as one of their NCAA basketball picks Monday, as the Texas Longhorns are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games away from Austin.
NCAA Basketball Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -7