But the LORD said to Moses, “Do not fear him, for I give him and all his people and his land into your hand. You shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites who dwelt in Heshbon.”
We see that Moshe asked for special protection from Og.
Moshe, being a reincarnation of Noach, believed that no one would harm him in appreciation to Noach who saved their ancestors from the flood.
Og, however, survived on his own by holding on to the outside the Ark. As such, Og did not feel a sense of gratitude or appreciation to Noach, or by extension to Moshe, and so Moshe was worried that he may harm him.
(Mishnat Hagilgulim p.9, Tzidkat HaTzadik Ot 96/ Nidah 51a)
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