Texas Tech vs. Texas NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 19th, 2022

Texas Tech is arguably one of the best teams in the league at the moment. They visit fellow Texan team, the Texas Longhorns, this weekend. Everyone loves to see both teams up against each other, and we guarantee that this one will set us up for exciting moments. The No. 2 team in the Big 12 are at the end of taking down Baylor, 87-73. They also have a shot at extending their winning streak to two games. Meanwhile, the Longhorns quickly recovered from a defeat to the same team with an 80-78 victory over Oklahoma.

NitroBetting is ready to dish out some timely assists to our bettors all throughout the 2021-22 college basketball season. This time, let’s take a look at the pivotal ACC matchup between Texas Tech vs. Texas. Find out more about the teams and the key players, event information, the latest NCAAB odds and of course, helpful betting trends and expert betting predictions.

Texas Tech vs. Texas Game Information

  • When: Saturday, February 19, 2022, 12:30 PM ET
  • Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
  • TV: ABC
  • Radio: KTTU-FM 97.3 (Texas Tech) / KTXX FM 104.9 (Texas)
  • Live Stream: WCCSports.com
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: TBA

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Why Bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders?

Texas Tech drew first blood in their first meeting on February 2. We expect the visitors to use this momentum from their victory and three other wins between then and Saturday’s game. The Red Raiders’ defense will be crucial in holding off the Longhorns.

Defensive is where the heart of Texas Tech lies. The team limits opponents to 61.3 points (16th) per game. They have an impressive shooting defense that holds teams to 38.6% shooting (12th). This features solid short and mid-range protection that allows the side to record a 44.4% opponent shooting (12th) percentage. Furthermore, they have the better rebounding squad of the two. Texas Tech collects 37.3 total rebounds (60th) per game.

There are several areas where Texas Tech shines offensively. The team averages 74.2 points (77th) per game on 47.0% shooting (34th). They also shoot well in the shorter range, hitting 55.1% of two-point attempts (23rd) in 26 games played. As a team, the Red Raiders also average a 52.6% effective field goal percentage (67th).

Key player Kevin McCullar is on the questionable list after the guard picked up an undisclosed injury. If head coach Mark Adams can find a player to fill the gaps, the Red Raiders should stay on the safe side.

Why Bet on the Texas Longhorns?

The Longhorns are breathing down the Red Raiders’ neck in the Big 12 standings. Texas holds the No. 4 spot and is riding a steady 19-7 overall record. Their win over Oklahoma provides the team with morale leading up to this contest.

Texas is just as focused on defense as its upcoming opponents. They limit teams to 57.2 points (second) per game. The team limits teams to 41.1% shooting (53rd) and 30.4% from deep (42nd). Their defense on short and mid-range looks consistent as well. The Longhorns confines teams to a 30.4% three-point shooting in 26 games. Ultimately, the hosts average a 46.4% opponent effective field goal percentage which ranks 40th in the league.

Texas might struggle to keep up with Texas Tech offensively. They only average 68.9 points (206th) per game while on 45.0% shooting (96th). The hosts are the better free-throw shooters at 75.7% (44th). This is where the team can recover and keep the scoreline close. We anticipate more close-range attempts from the Longhorns with a 51.8% two-point shooting (94th) percentage while keeping shots from downtown to a minimum.

Big man Tre Mitchell is out indefinitely due to personal reasons. Although he is the only pure center in the lineup, Timmy Allen tops the squad’s rebounding. The latter can fill the role of Mitchell, while Christian Bishop and Dylan Disu offer more depth.

Texas Tech vs. Texas Betting Trends

  • Texas Tech is 2-3 in the last five road games (2-3 ATS).
  • Texas Tech is 3-2 in the last five road games against Texas (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of Texas Tech’s last five road games against Texas.
  • Texas is 4-1 in the last five games at Frank Erwin Special Events Center (2-3 ATS).
  • Texas is 2-3 in the last five games against Texas Tech (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of Texas’ last five games against Texas Tech.

Texas Tech vs. Texas Expert Betting Prediction

This is a must-watch for those looking for interesting and rewarding college basketball bouts. Texas Tech is one of the hottest teams in the conference. However, we anticipate Texas giving the Red Raiders a run for their money in this one. Covering the spread should be doable for the hosts as well. They can also keep their winning chances at bay at the comfort of their home supporters. Ultimately, if Texas Tech works all the cogs in this one, they hold a slight advantage over the challengers.

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