The second bout between Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders is about to happen this Saturday, February 27, 2021, As it stands Texas Longhorns are No. 14 on the Top 25 AP Poll while their opponents, Texas Tech Raiders, are No. 18. Texas Tech got the better of the Longhorns last month.
The College Basketball odds for Texas vs. Texas Tech present a tight match-up this time, making for attractive betting opportunities. Taking that into account, NitroBetting news supplies paramount information that can help you secure the best bets.
Check out this preview that covers a detailed analysis of both sides and our final prediction.
Texas vs. Texas Tech Game Information
- When: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 | 5:00 pm ET
- Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: ESPN Radio, KTTU-FM, 104.9 KTXX
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAA Basketball Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Texas Longhorns?
Texas lost their first meeting against Texas Tech this season 77-79. They are coming into a game with their heads up high after a 75-72 win versus Kansas. Known to be deadly from the 3-point range, the team currently holds the third spot in the Big 12 shooting 36.2 percent. Going over the Texas vs. Texas Tech odds, this can either make or break the gap at the very least.
One talking point in their recent match with West Virginia involves the team’s lack of intensity after the first half that led to a defeat. If they want to win this game, Texas has to step up their persistence in defense.
Favorably, their offense did not dip, hitting 14 of 26 three-point attempts. Ultimately, their impressive record from the 3-point line can help them take off or keep the distance to a minimum from Texas Tech.
Why Bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders?
Texas Tech struggled in their last few games leading to this match. Their last 3 matches recorded a loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers, Kansas Jayhawks, and Oklahoma State Cowboys. They are having difficulty closing the long balls, shooting 5 of 15 beyond the arc for 2 games in a row.
Texas Tech is also shooting 42.4 percent from the field. Looking at the brighter side, expect Texas Tech to force the 2-game sweep against Texas this season.
If Texas Tech connects, they pose a huge threat even to the strongest defense-focused teams. Their offense is led by the great Mac McClung, who took off with a 22-point and 5-rebound game during their last match against Texas Longhorns in January. Texas Tech also boasts a defense that allows only 63.4 points per game.
Texas vs. Texas Tech Betting Trends
- Texas has a 7-3 record against the spread in its last 10 road matches.
- Texas won three of its last 5 matches, going over the totals three times.
- The totals have hit the over in six of Texas Tech’s last 10 games.
- Texas Tech games have gone over the totals 6 times in their last 10 games.
- Texas Tech lost against the spread in its last 5 matches, including 3 played at home.
- The total has hit the over in 3 of Texas Tech’s last 4 games.
Texas vs. Texas Tech Expert Betting Prediction
The margins between Texas and Texas Tech are very close. Having minor differences in their league standings makes for a difficult decision. It is Texas that has the slight advantage on paper, totaling an overall score of 14 wins and 6 losses while Texas Tech logs 14 wins and 8 losses at the time of this writing.
It’s difficult to lock in on a surefire winner, but Texas Tech might have the edge here if you’re looking to bet on the favorites.
Meanwhile, Texas can cover the spread with ease if they can keep up their shooting momentum, which can even lead to a win.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.