Arkansas vs. Texas Tech Prediction
Will No. 14 Texas Tech have any trouble at home when it plays host to Arkansas tonight at 6PM ET in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge?
699 Arkansas vs. 700 Texas Tech
Saturday, January 26, 2019
6PM ET – United Supermarkets Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Texas Tech is the clear favorite in this game, as the Red Raiders are getting odds of -10 points against Arkansas. The over/under total is listed at 136.5 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Texas Tech at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Razorbacks end losing streak
Arkansas put an end to a four-game losing streak this week with a 72-60 win over Missouri at home. The Razorbacks are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games. Arkansas is 11-7 on the season, 2-2 on the road, 8-10 against the spread and 13-5 with the under.
The Razorbacks have been pretty steady on offense this year, averaging 78.9 points per game. Defensively, the team is giving up 73.1 points per game while holding opponents to just 40.8 percent shooting. Arkansas is being led by Daniel Gafford, who is averaging 16.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Isaiah Joe is adding 14.9 points per contest.
Tech on a slide
Texas Tech is on a three-game losing streak right now following a 58-45 defeat at Kansas State this week. The Red Raiders are just 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine games. Tech comes into today 15-4 overall, 10-1 at home and 6-12-1 against the spread while going 12-6 with the under.
The Red Raiders have one of the top defenses in the nation, allowing just 55.9 points per game while holding opponents to 35.3 percent shooting from the field and 26.4 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Texas Tech is putting up 70.2 points per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. Jarrett Culver is leading the team with 18.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while Matt Mooney adds 10.2 points per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Arkansas is 11-23 against the spread in its last 34 games against Big 12 opponents and 0-5 ATS in its last five non-conference games.
Texas Tech is 1-5 against the spread in their last six non-conference games and 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record.
Texas Tech is a great defensive team, but that doesn’t always inspire confidence to cover a double-digit spread. The Red Raiders haven’t won a game by 10 points since Dec. 28 and that was against Texas-Rio Grande. Arkansas has an offense that will be tough to completely to contain and the Red Raiders aren’t an offensive power that can really afford to get into any kind of a shootout. I think this will be another grinder for the Red Raiders and come down to the final few minutes.
College Basketball Prediction: Arkansas +10