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How and what to watch for No. 7 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State

OU took a tough loss at home to the Cowboys on Saturday, and will need revenge to stay on their path to the NCAA Tournament.

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NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at West Virginia
Oklahoma Sooners guard Umoja Gibson shoots a three pointer during the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum. 
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No. 7 Oklahoma has lost its last two games and will have a chance to redeem itself in a rematch against Oklahoma State on Monday. The Cowboys pushed the Sooners to overtime last week and pulled away down the stretch thanks to freshman star Cade Cunningham's efforts. The Pokes have home-court advantage for the rematch, and will look to win for the third-straight game against a ranked opponent.

Cunningham scored 40 points on 12-of-21 shooting in the first installment of this in-state rivalry. He also came away with 12 boards and made 13 of his 14 attempts from the charity stripe. Oklahoma State (16-6, 9-6 Big 12) needs another strong showing from Cunningham if it hopes to make the NCAA Tournament. Its upcoming games against No. 2 Baylor and No. 10 West Virginia won't make things easy on the Cowboys.

Oklahoma (14-7, 9-6 Big 12) has pretty much secured its place in the big show but has lost all momentum down the stretch in the regular season. Two strong performances from Austin Reaves weren’t enough to lift the Sooners past Kansas State or Oklahoma State. He and De’Vion Harmon will need to play at a high level to avoid losing more confidence ahead of the NCAA Tournament.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on Monday, March 1st at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Oklahoma -1
Point Total: 141.5
Money line: Oklahoma -114, Oklahoma State -107

  • Oklahoma is 12-8-1 ATS and 8-4 at home.
  • Oklahoma State is 12-9-1 ATS overall and 6-3-1 on the road

The Best Bet

Cunningham had to have the best game of his collegiate career to get the Cowboys past the Sooners last week. Another 40-point performance is unlikely, and Oklahoma is 8-4 ATS at home. I think the favorites will edge out the underdogs this time around.

Pick: Oklahoma -1

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