Texas Tech is Slight Favorite at the NCAAB Lines against Oklahoma State

Texas Tech is Slight Favorite at the NCAAB Lines against Oklahoma State

Written by on February 21, 2018

Prior to, and during the course of, the college basketball season, there are teams that make the headlines more than the others. Before the season begins, all the talk is about the NCAAB lines favorites to win it all, but the talk then shifts to the teams that are actually playing well once the action gets underway. Through it all, there are some teams that seem to fly under the radar, but who is actually a legitimate threat to go out and win it all. One team that fits that particular bill this season would be the Texas Tech Red Raiders.This is a team that is currently sitting at #6 in the nation but who are not really getting that much in the way of national coverage. They have a tough couple of weeks ahead of them as they look to hold on to a ranking that would give them a rather favorable draw in the tournament. Their final 4 games of the season begin with a trip to Stillwater to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Tuesday night. The Red Raiders are in as a 4 point favorite for this one.

NCAAB Lines & Game Preview: Red Raiders vs. Cowboys

  • When: Wednesday, February 21, 7 PM EST
  • Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Radio: 550 AM (Texas Tech) / 1450 AM (Oklahoma State)
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN
  • NCAAB Lines: Texas Tech Red Raiders -4 (Over/Under at 140.5 points)

Team Records

  • All: Texas Tech Red Raiders 22-5 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 15-12
  • Home: Texas Tech Red Raiders 16-0 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 11-6
  • Away: Texas Tech Red Raiders 6-5 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 4-6
  • ATS: Texas Tech Red Raiders 13-10 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 10-14
  • Over/Under: Texas Tech Red Raiders 9-14 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 9-15

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Tied 5-5
  • Score: Texas Tech Red Raiders 63.10 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 70.50
  • Field Goal Percentage: Texas Tech Red Raiders 41.49 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 46.54
  • Rebounds: Texas Tech Red Raiders 28.40 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 31.00
  • 3 Point Shots: Texas Tech Red Raiders 61-154 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 85-200
  • Steals: Texas Tech Red Raiders 6.70 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 6.20

Why bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders?

Texas Tech missed out on the opportunity to be ranked even higher after dropping their last game to Baylor over the weekend. They are going to need to find a way to get that one out of their system quickly, as their final 4 games of the regular season include a pair of match-ups against ranked opponents. If the Red Raiders can win out, they are going to be sitting pretty once March Madness officially gets underway in a few weeks.The hope for the Red Raiders will be that they do not fall into a lull like they did when they last lost a game, which led to them losing 3 out of 4. They did manage to follow up that poor run with 7 wins on the trot, so they are certainly well equipped to put that loss to Baylor in the rearview mirror. Texas Tech has gone 13-10 ATS and 8-15 O/U this season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 75.96
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.74
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.45
  • Free Throw Percentage: 70.50
  • Total Rebounds: 36.15
Defense
  • Total Score: 62.52
  • Field Goal Percentage: 39.14
  • Three-Point Percentage: 30.84
  • Free Throw Percentage: 69.26
  • Total Rebounds: 31.74

Why bet on the Oklahoma State Cowboys?

The Oklahoma State Cowboys saw their season truly start to fall apart once they entered into Big 12 Conference play, where they have gone just 5-9. It would be easy to suggest that they will definitely be on the losing end of this one, but they have had a habit of saving their best ball for ranked opponents. The Cowboys only have 2 wins in their last 8 games, but both victories came against ranked teams, including an 84-79 win over Kansas, who was ranked #7 at that time.Despite playing at home, the NCAAB Lines are not by the Cowboys side. They also have a win over an Oklahoma Sooners team that was sitting at #4, so this is certainly not a game that Texas Tech should be looking beyond. They were able to keep it close in their last meeting with the Red Raiders on the road, losing that one 75-70. Oklahoma State has gone 10-14 ATS and 9-15 O/U this season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 76.96
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.82
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.54
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.18
  • Total Rebounds: 36.74
Defense
  • Total Score: 74.04
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.99
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.74
  • Free Throw Percentage: 73.48
  • Total Rebounds: 35.44

Latest Betting Trends for NCAAB

  • Red Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Red Raiders are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech’s last 7 games on the road
  • Cowboys are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Cowboys are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma State’s last 5 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I have a feeling that this one is not going to be as close as the last meeting, as I think Texas Tech will be looking for a big performance after losing over the weekend. I’m taking the Red Raiders to win and cover.Score: Texas Tech Red Raiders 76 – Oklahoma State Cowboys 65