Sooners vs. Red Raiders Prediction

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders 1/8/19, Prediction & Odds

A battle of ranked teams will take place tonight as the 23rd-ranked Oklahoma Sooners will play the role of underdogs at the eighth-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders?

Game Snapshot

641 Oklahoma Sooners at 642 Texas Tech Red Raiders

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

United Supermarkets Arena at 9PM ET

TV: ESPN News

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Red Raiders are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 132.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 62 percent of public bets are siding with host Texas Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Sooners dispatch Cowboys

Oklahoma secured a 74-64 home victory over rival Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon to improve to 12-2 overall and 1-1 in Big 12 play. Kristian Doolittle paced the Sooners with 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting plus 8-of-10 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Brady Manek accounted for 15 points plus five boards. Christian James added 14 points, 11 rebounds and two steals. Oklahoma led 38-32 at halftime and held on from there. The Sooners shot 21-of-58 from the floor, 7-of-28 from 3-point distance and 25-of-36 at the free throw line.

Red Raiders hold off Wildcats

Texas Tech secured a 63-57 home victory Saturday over Kansas State as it moved to 13-1 overall and 2-0 in Big 12 play. Davide Moretti led the Red Raiders with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also contributed four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Matt Mooney added 14 points plus four boards. Texas Tech led 34-19 at halftime before withstanding a KSU rally attempt. The Red Raiders shot 17-of-38 from the floor, 6-of-19 from 3-point range and 23-of-31 at the charity stripe.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Oklahoma

The Sooners are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. Oklahoma is 5-0-1 ATS in its last six road games.

Texas Tech 

The Red Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Texas Tech is 0-8-1 ATS in its last nine games versus the Big 12.

Prediction:

This should be another fantastic defensive battle, with the Red Raiders No. 1 nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency while the Sooners are sixth nationally. Oklahoma is actually a better offensive team, but I think being at home and having that elite defense will allow Texas Tech to get it done here. I'm taking the hosts to cover.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -6.5

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