Red Raiders vs. Cowboys Prediction
The 15th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders have rolled to two straight wins and will go for another tonight at the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Is a bet on favored Texas Tech the right play to make?
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Gallagher-Iba Arena at 9PM ET
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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 total is set at 127.5 points. As of Wednesday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Texas Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Red Raiders shut down Sooners
Texas Tech earned a 66-54 road victory Saturday at Oklahoma to improve to 19-5 overall and 7-5 in the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders jumped out to a 35-24 halftime advantage on their way to the win. Texas Tech shot 23-of-54 from the floor, 10-of-22 from 3-point distance and 10-of-12 at the free throw line. Davide Moretti paced the Red Raiders with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also pulled down two rebounds. Jarrett Culver contributed 13 points and three assists. Matt Mooney registered 11 points, four steals and three assists. Brandone Francis added 11 points, five caroms and two dimes off the bench.
Cowboys drop third straight
Oklahoma State suffered an 84-72 loss Saturday at Kansas to fall to 9-14 on the season and 2-8 in Big 12 action. The Cowboys were outscored 48-36 in the second half of the defeat. Oklahoma State shot 24-of-55 from the floor, 9-of-20 from 3-point range and 15-of-18 at the free throw line. Cameron McGriff led the way with 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point range plus 6-of-8 at the free throw line. He also accounted for six rebounds and two steals. Isaac Likekele contributed 14 points, six assists and five boards. Lindy Waters III tallied 13 points over 30 minutes. Thomas Dziagwa added 11 points and five rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Raiders are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games. Texas Tech is 0-5 ATS in its last five Wednesday games.
The Cowboys are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games. Oklahoma State is 1-5 ATS in its last six Big 12 games.
Texas Tech looked good in its last road game, but had lost the previous three away from home. The Red Raiders could be caught looking ahead to bigger games against Baylor and Kansas. What also concerns me about Texas Tech is its offensive efficiency as that can lead to some underwhelming performances on the road, where its nation-best defense won't always be enough to dominate foes.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS +6.5