The Big 12 Conference Tournament starts on Wednesday night, but the tip-off of the really good game on Thursday. The Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders will battle in one of the quarterfinal games on Thursday in what should be a close game throughout. Be sure to head to William Hill for the best college basketball odds and betting lines for the Big 12 Tournament.

Texas Just Can’t Score

The Texas Longhorns are scoring just over 64 points per game while giving up 63 points per game. The defensive numbers are great, but the offensive numbers are not. Texas has failed to score at least 70 points just two times since the end of January, and they will have to make shots in this room. Matt Coleman is scoring 12.7 points per game and dishing out close to four assists per game, and he will need to be great in this game. The Longhorns should play solid defense in this game, but they must make some shots.

Red Raiders Really Defend

Texas Tech lost a ton of talent from a season ago, but they are still one of the best defensive teams in the country. The Red Raiders are allowing just 63.2 points per game, but they aren’t afraid to play at a faster tempo than Texas. Scoring points has been a problem for Texas Tech of late, as they have less than 68 points in each of their last four games. Guard Jahmi’us Ramsey leads the team with 15.0 points and he is a great shooter from deep. The Red Raiders have more talent than Texas, but they will need to play like it in this game.

Red Raiders Are Too Tough

These two teams are bitter rivals, and this should be one of the best games in the Big 12 Tournament. Don’t expect a ton of scoring as both teams like to win games with their defense. Texas has been the better team of late, but Texas Tech is going to win this game. Head to William Hill and take the Red Raiders over the Longhorns on Thursday.

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