Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners NCAAB Betting Prediction

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners Prediction 1/27/2024

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-3) travel to face off against the Oklahoma Sooners (15-4) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman and televised on ESPN+. Texas Tech is coming off a win in their previous game, while Oklahoma is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Texas. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners

The Texas Tech Red Raiders Are Coming Off A Win

So far this season, Texas Tech has been much better at home than on the road. The Red Raiders are 11-0 at home, compared to 4-3 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +16.8, while on the road, it’s just +0.6. For the season, Texas Tech has gone 15-3, including a 4-1 record in Big 12 play.

Coming into today’s game, Texas Tech has been the underdog in five of their 18 games. In those games, they have gone 2-3. Their most recent game was an 85-78 win over BYU. Over their last 10 road games, the Red Raiders have gone 5-5.

As the underdog this season, Texas Tech has gone 2-3 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-4 and 5-5 over their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is similar to the average over/under line of 138 in Texas Tech’s games this season. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points.

The Oklahoma Sooners Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their most recent game to Texas by a score of 75-60, Oklahoma enters this game with a record of 15-4. The Sooners have been dominant at home this season, going 13-2, and they have an average scoring margin of +16.4 points per game at home.

For the season, Oklahoma has been the favorite in 14 of its 19 games, going 13-1 in those contests. In Big 12 play, the Sooners are 3-3, compared to their non-conference record of 12-1.

As the favorite this season, Oklahoma is 9-5 vs. the spread. At home, the Sooners have gone 9-6 ATS this year and are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 home games. Their ATS mark in their last three home games is 2-1 and they are 2-3 ATS in their last five games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Oklahoma games is 9-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 143.8 points. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 139.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points.

Texas Tech Offense Breakdown

Texas Tech is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 85 points vs. BYU. This figure is more than their season average of 76.7 points per game. The Texas Tech offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.6 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

Pop Isaacs (G) 17.1 3.0 3.2
Joe Toussaint (G) 13.2 3.1 3.7
Warren Washington (F) 10.3 7.9 1.9

Oklahoma Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Oklahoma offense put up 60 points against Texas. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39.3% and made 4 threes. The team’s top scorer is Javian McCollum, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.6, while Otega Oweh also carries a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.

Javian McCollum (G) 14.6 2.9 3.9
Otega Oweh (G) 13.8 4.3 1.0
Jalon Moore (F) 9.7 5.8 0.6

Texas Tech Team Defense

The Red Raiders’ defense is presently ranked 47th nationally, allowing an average of 66.2 points per contest. Against BYU in their most recent game, the Texas Tech defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing BYU to hit 47% of their shots.

Oklahoma Team Defense

So far this season, the Oklahoma defense has been performing well, ranking 41st in the country at 65.6 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Oklahoma’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.8% this season.

Red Raiders vs Sooners Trends

  • Texas Tech has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 69 points per game while allowing 66. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Oklahoma has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 68 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Texas Tech has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Sooners have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.

Red Raiders vs Sooners Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Sooners to win, and have the projected score sitting at 76-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Sooners at -3.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 139.5 and our model has the Red Raiders and Sooners finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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