Red Raiders vs. Sooners Prediction
The 22nd-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders are small favorites on the road tonight at the Oklahoma Sooners. Will Texas Tech manage to complete the season sweep?
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Lloyd Noble Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Red Raiders are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 138.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Texas Tech. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Red Raiders dominate Cyclones
Texas Tech rolled to an 87-57 win Saturday night at Iowa State to improve to 18-9 overall and 9-5 in the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders led 51-35 at halftime and continued to pad the lead after the break. Jahmius Ramsey led Texas Tech with 25 points on 11-of-22 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also notched seven assists, five rebounds and two steals. Kyler Edwards accounted for 19 points, five boards and four assists. T.J. Holyfied added 10 points, four blocked shots and three caroms.
Sooners lose third in a row
Oklahoma lost 83-66 at rival Oklahoma State Saturday to drop to 16-11 overall and 6-8 in conference action. The Sooners were outscored 41-30 in the second half of the defeat. Austin Reaves led Oklahoma with 24 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 1-of-5 from 3-point range plus 11-of-13 at the charity stripe. He also recorded seven rebounds and two assists. Kristian Doolittle contributed 11 points and five boards. Devion Harmon added 11 points and four caroms off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight up win. The road team is 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Sooners are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games. The favorite is 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven meetings.
Texas Tech downed Oklahoma 69-61 at home on February 4 and that started a stretch where it has won five out of six games. The Red Raiders are locked in defensively and as long as they get enough offensive production, they are typically in great shape. After Oklahoma did not fare well against its rivals it might come out a bit lackluster here. On such a short spread, I like Texas Tech's chances to make enough plays down the stretch to get the job done.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS -2.5