Texas vs. Texas Tech Prediction
Can No. 8 Texas Tech handle their business at home when they host their rival, Texas, tonight at 9PM ET?
867 Texas vs. 868 Texas Tech
Monday, March 4, 2019
9PM ET – United Supermarkets Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Texas Tech is favored heavily at home, as the Red Raiders are getting odds of -8.5 points. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 131.5 points. The public betting currently has 53 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.
Longhorns on cover streak
Texas is coming off an 86-69 win over Iowa State at home. The Longhorns have covered the spread in four straight games and eight of their last nine. Texas is now 16-13 on the season, 8-8 in the Big 12, 2-7 on the road, 15-14 against the spread and 16-13 with the under.
The Longhorns are respectable on defense, allowing 66.9 points per game while opponents shoot 42.4 percent from the field. Offensively, Texas is putting up 72.4 points per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the floor. Kerwin Roach II has been suspended from the team. He was leading the Longhorns with 15 points per game. Dylan Osetkowski is now the team lead with 10.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
Texas Tech heating up
Texas Tech is coming off an 81-66 win at TCU this past weekend. The Red Raiders have won seven straight coming into tonight while covering the spread in six of those seven wins. Tech is now 24-5 on the season, 12-4 in the Big 12, 16-1 at home, 13-15-1 against the spread and 16-12 with the under.
The Red Raiders are one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up just 58.4 points per game while holding opponents to a nation-low 36.7 percent shooting. Offensively, Tech is putting up 72.9 points per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Jarrett Culver is leading the team with 17.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while Davide Moretti is adding 11.3 points per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Longhorns have covered the spread in four straight road games and four straight conference games.
The Longhorns are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven Big 12 games and 4-1 ATS in their last five at home.
Texas lost a big scoring option and that will really be hard to overcome when the Longhorns take on the Red Raiders. Tech is a great defensive team and even better on the road. They give up just 55 per game at home while scoring nearly 77. I don’t see Texas being able to keep the scoring pace the Red Raiders will have.
College Basketball Prediction: Texas Tech -8.5