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Texas vs Texas Tech Pick & Preview: Monday, February 13th Betting Odds
Longhorns vs Red Raiders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas Longhorns at Texas Tech Red Raiders
- Where: Lubbock at United Supermarkets Arena
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds: Texas -4, TX -185 | TXTECH +150 O/U 145.5
Texas will take the floor against the Red Raiders with an overall record of 20-5. On the road, the Longhorns will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 4-3. So far, the Longhorns have been favored 21 times, going 19-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Texas as -4 point favorites.
Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Carr who is averaging 16.92 points per game for the Longhorns. Carr is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Longhorns’ offensive game plan is the play of Timmy Allen who has hit 48.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.2 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 295th in college basketball at 68.3 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 Longhorns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 354th in the NCAA.
Red Raiders Preview:
The Texas Tech Red Raiders head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 13-12. So far this season, Texas Tech has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-5. For the season, Texas Tech has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 0-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Raiders being +4 point underdogs.
Kevin Obanor comes into today’s game as the Red Raiders’ leading scorer at 15.08 points per contest. Not only has Obanor been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Texas Tech’s top rebounder at 6.32 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 13.32 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.9% of his shots and is adding 2.92 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Texas Tech Red Raiders +4
For this matchup, our model is suggesting that the best bet is to take the Texas Tech Red Raiders to cover the spread as the home underdogs. Even though the Red Raiders aren’t an oustanding 3-point shooting team, they will benefit from facing a Texas offense that also had its problems with outside shooting. In addition, Texas Tech has made up for their low 3-point numbers by posting a field goal percentage of 47.0%, which places them above the NCAA average. We this as a great spot to get a wager down on the Texas Tech Red Raiders to cover the spread at home.