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NCAAB: Oklahoma at Texas Tech Betting Analysis and Predictions

Overview

No. 9 Texas Tech has been on the warpath since taking a surprising, 15-point loss to unranked Oklahoma earlier this month. The Red Raiders responded by beating their next two opponents by double digits before upending rival Texas on the road. The Sooners, meanwhile, didn’t take advantage of the upset win to build momentum.

The Sooners dropped a pair of back-to-back heartbreaking losses to ranked opponents Kansas and Texas, losing both games by two points. Oklahoma then took a 21-point loss on the road to Iowa State and desperately need to get a win over Texas Tech to keep its record over .500.

Last games records

Oklahoma lost its last game 75-54 to Iowa State in its last game. The Sooners are 14-13 overall and 4-10 in Big 12 play. Texas Tech beat Texas 61-55 in its last game. The Red Raiders are 21-6 overall and 10-4 in conference.

Matchup Information

Oklahoma at Texas Tech Betting Analysis

Oklahoma Betting Analysis

Oklahoma has shot remarkably well from the field, knocking down 47.9 percent of its shots, which ranks 23rd nationally. However, the Sooners’ strong shooting inside the 3-point line hasn’t been supported by its attack from the perimeter.

Oklahoma only makes 32.9 percent of its 3-point shots, which ranks 225 nationally. In addition, the Sooners only score 69.4 points per game, which ranks 227th nationally.

Tanner Groves leads Oklahoma in scoring, contributing 12.3 points per game. In the first meeting between the schools, Umoja Gibson was the key for Oklahoma.

Gibson scored a season-high 30 points, including making eight 3-pointers on 11 attempts. The Sooners will need to try and replicate its outside shooting performance, as Oklahoma shot 46.4 percent from the outside.

Texas Tech Betting Analysis

Seeing Texas Tech get burned in the team’s first meeting was shocking because of how strong the Red Raiders are on defense. Texas Tech ranks 17th nationally by allowing its opponents to score 61.1 points per game. The Red Raiders also limit their opponents to 38.2 percent shooting from the field, which ranks ninth nationally.

Texas Tech has been impossible to beat at home, with the Red Raiders holding a 16-0 record. What has helped Texas Tech is its diverse offense, forward Bryson Williams leads the team by averaging 13.7 points per game and is one of four players averaging in double figures. Terrence Shannon Jr. (11.4 points per game), Kevin McCullar (10.8), and Kevin Obanor (10.2) also average more than 10 points per game.

Team Updates

  • Oklahoma is 12-15 against the spread.
  • Texas Tech is 19-8 against the spread.
  • The Sooners have seen the over go 16-11 in their games.
  • The under has gone 14-13 in the Red Raiders’ games.

Oklahoma at Texas Tech 

Texas Tech has won two straight games and is still competing for one of the top spots in the Big 12 conference. The Red Raiders’ defense has been so stifling at home it is difficult to see a way Oklahoma keeps up. The Sooners have shot poorly from the perimeter all season, so to expect them to do that again on the road is unlikely.

The Red Raiders have a solid offense of their own. Texas Tech scores 73.7 points per game, while the Red Raiders shoot 46.7 percent from the field, which ranks 55th nationally.

Oklahoma at Texas Tech Betting Prediction

Texas Tech is a 10.5-point favorite. The Red Raiders are -670 on the moneyline, while Oklahoma is +475 on the moneyline. The over/under is set at 129.5 points.

The Sooners’ profile has taken a dive since the last meeting with Texas Tech, which appeared to have given Oklahoma some hope. The Sooners will have difficulty replicating that performance when it steps into a hostile environment in Lubbock. There doesn’t seem to be value with either side to the spread, but expect this game to stay slightly under the total.

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