Check out our free Texas Tech vs Oklahoma State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Stillwater. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Texas Tech vs Oklahoma State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Red Raiders vs Cowboys Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma State Cowboys
- Where: Stillwater at Gallagher-Iba Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: Texas Tech +5.5, TXTECH +196 | OKST -247 O/U 135.0
Red Raiders Preview:
Texas Tech will take the floor against the Cowboys with an overall record of 12-11. On the road, the Red Raiders will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Red Raiders have been the underdog 7 times, going 0-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Kevin Obanor comes into today’s game as the Red Raiders’ leading scorer at 15.3 points per contest. Not only has Obanor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Texas Tech’s top rebounder at 6.3 boards per contest. Behind Obanor, the team has benefited from the strong play of De’Vion Harmon, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.78 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.4% of his shots and is adding 2.83 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 182nd in college basketball at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Raiders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 394th in the NCAA.
Oklahoma State will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 14-9. So far this season, Oklahoma State has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Cowboys as the -5.5 point favorites. The Cowboys have been favored 15 times, going 13-2 straight up.
Oklahoma State’s leading scorer this season is Kalib Boone, who is averaging 12.17 points per contest. So far, Boone has accounted for 17.55% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.22 rebounds per game and 1.17 assists. Bryce Thompson is the second leading scorer for the Cowboys, averaging 10.78 points per game. Between him and Thompson, they are accounting for 33.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma State this season, as they are currently ranked 294th in college basketball at 68.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cowboys’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.5%, placing them 480th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Oklahoma State Cowboys -5.5
Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Oklahoma State Cowboys as the -5.5 point favorites over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Cowboys’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see Texas Tech struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Oklahoma State also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Oklahoma State laying the points.