Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Longhorns vs. Red Raiders CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(14-6) #14 Texas Longhorns vs. #18 Texas Tech Red Raiders (14-8)
Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Red Raiders -2.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 136.5
Texas and Tech will battle at noon Saturday for the second time this season in a matchup that features two top-20 teams. Both squads have done well this season in what has been an extremely competitive Big 12. Texas Tech won the last time these teams played, 79-77 on January 13.
The Texas Longhorns had sky-high expectations coming into the season having returned all their minutes from last year. So far the Horns have been one of college basketball’s better teams and have been very balanced.
Despite shooting just 5 of 26 the last time they played, Texas managed to come away with a crucial overtime victory against Kansas. Texas has now won three of its last four games, the lone loss coming to West Virginia in a great come from behind effort in Austin.
Seniors have led the way for the Longhorns. Andrew Jones, Matt Coleman II and Jericho Sims have accounted for just under half the team’s points this year. This experience will help Texas get back to the tournament under Shaka Smart. The Longhorns are currently projected as a 4 seed, per Bart Torvik.
The Longhorns are in the top-25 in the country in both offensive and defensive efficiency. The Longhorns average 75.7 points per game and allow 68.7 points per game. Andrew Jones leads the team with 15.4 PPG while Coleman II, Greg Brown and Courtney Ramey also average double figures in points.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech has had a difficult time enduring the toughest part of its schedule. The Red Raiders have lost three games in a row after falling to West Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma State.
Texas Tech is seventh in the Big 12 with a conference record of 6-7. They have the 31st best offense and 26th best defense in the nation. The Red Raiders average 73.4 points per game while allowing only 63.4 a contest.
Mac McClung has had yet another impressive season after transferring from Georgetown. The junior guard leads the team with 16.9 PPG while Terrence Shannon adds in 12.9 PPG and 4.7 RPG.
Texas Tech is in the top-10 in the country in forcing turnovers, which should give them an edge over the Longhorns who struggle to do defensively. The Red Raiders also crash the offensive glass frequently, ranking 30th in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Texas are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Texas Tech.
- Texas are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Texas Tech.
- Texas are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
- Texas Tech are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Texas.
- Texas Tech are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas Tech’s last 13 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech’s last 7 games against Texas.
- Texas Tech are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Free Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders NCAAB Prediction: Raiders by 4
Texas Tech takes this one and snaps a losing streak. The Red Raiders allowed Texas to shoot 13 of 25 from deep last time out and will have to improve on that mark to sweep the season series. Texas Tech is better at taking care of the ball and forcing turnovers, which could help them win a hectic game against the Longhorns. Both teams foul a lot as well, and with Texas Tech being the better foul shooting team, I like them to take this one.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Texas Tech 69 Texas 65
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