The Oklahoma Sooners are having a rough season. The team now holds a 14-13 record and ninth place in the Big 12 conference. It’s going to be another challenging night for the visitors as they take on the second-best team in the same division, the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The hosts are now riding a three-game winning streak and are coming off a dominant 61-55 performance over Texas.
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Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Game Information
- When: Tuesday, February 22, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, TX
- TV: BIG 12 TV
- Radio: KRXO FM 107.7 (Oklahoma) / SportsRadio 1340 AM (Texas Tech)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Betting Odds: Oklahoma (+10.5) / Texas Tech (-10.5)
Why Bet on the Oklahoma Sooners?
The Sooners are in for a tough night at United Supermarkets Arena. Nevertheless, they can put some offensive pressure on the Red Raiders with competent shooting figures. Their statistics show a solid 58.4% two-point shooting percentage (fourth). Although the side does not shine beyond the arc at 32.9% (218th), the team still puts down a 47.9% shooting percentage (17th).
Oklahoma does have a bit of weight when limiting opponent points. The squad holds teams to 64.9 points (46th) per game. The Sooners’ three-point defense is on point at 31.0% (56th) per game. As a team, the Sooners document a 49.2% opponent effective field goal percentage (142nd). Furthermore, the visitors can put pressure on the paint and the perimeter with some hustle as teams only grab 30.8 total rebounds per game (21st) when playing against the Sooners.
Elijah Harkless is the latest Oklahoma player to sit out the season. The guard picked up an undisclosed injury that leaves him out of the remaining games. Meanwhile, Marvin Johnson is out indefinitely after sustaining an ankle injury.
Why Bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders?
The Red Raiders have tight defensive measures that can bring Oklahoma trouble in this matchup. Texas Tech limits teams to 61.1 points (14th) per game. The Red Raiders also have a tremendous shooting defense that holds opponents to 45.6% from the field (20th). This highlights a 43.6% opponent two-point percentage (12th) and a respectable 31.9% three-point shooting defense (88th). Rebounding is also the Team’s strong suit, collecting 37.6 total boards per game (50th) in 27 contests.
Previewing the offense, the Red Raiders are expected to utilize chances from the paint and the perimeter. The team averages 46.7% two-point shooting (27th). While the team is not as reliable from range, Texas Tech does have an impressive 46.7% shooting percentage that ranks 38th in the league. Additionally, their rebounding statistics that present 9.7 offensive boards per game bring more second-chance scoring opportunities.
Kevin McCullar is the latest Red Raider to pick up an injury. The guard remains questionable for Tuesday’s game due to an ankle injury.
Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Betting Trends
- Oklahoma is 2-8 in its last ten road games (4-6 ATS).
- Oklahoma is 2-2 in its last two games against Texas Tech (5-0 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of Oklahoma’s last five road games against Texas Tech.
- Texas Tech is 7-3 in its last ten home games against Oklahoma (5-5 ATS).
- Texas Tech is 5-0 in its last five games at the United Supermarkets Arena (5-0 ATS).
- The totals went under in five of Texas Tech’s last five games against Oklahoma.
Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Expert Betting Prediction
The visitors need to be at 100% to bridge the gap and back Texas Tech into a corner. Nonetheless, the team does have the firepower to cover the spread and keep opponents on their toes. If Oklahoma can set the tempo early on there’s a good chance that the game can go down the wire. However, Texas Tech is the strong favorite in this one. If they can keep mistakes to a minimum with the help of their home crowd, the game could be out of Oklahoma’s reach after all.
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