Texas vs Texas Tech NCAAB Odds, Breakdown, & Picks — March 11, 2021

The Big 12 Tournament is well underway, and the next big game in store for the conference features the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Both teams have about the same College Basketball odds to win the tournament, with Texas sitting at +700, while Texas Tech has a +800 price.

The two teams were guaranteed a spot in the quarterfinals via conference standings, while the Longhorns finished the regular season third in the Big 12 standings, the Red Raiders were sixth. NitroBetting puts together a comprehensive Texas vs Texas Tech Big 12 Tournament game preview that covers all the facts and important details of the event. Be sure to check out the betting odds and lines before game time in our online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Texas vs Texas Tech Game Information

  • When: Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9:30 PM ET
  • Where: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • TV: ESPN / ESPN2
  • Radio: KTXX FM (Texas) / KTTU-FM (Texas Tech)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAA Betting Odds: Texas +105 / +1.5 / OU: 136.5 (-115)

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Why Bet on the Texas Longhorns?

The Longhorns are set to face the Texas Tech Raiders with Head coach Shaka Smart leading the charge. This is their chance to snatch a win after losing twice to Texas Tech in the regular season. Moreover, a conference win proves to be more significant as it can bring the Longhorns a step closer to winning the Big 12 Tournament.

Despite their losses at the hands of the Red Raiders this season, the NCAAB odds don’t view the Longhorns as big underdogs. Texas is holding onto a 3-game winning streak which it will use as momentum to propel past Texas Tech. T

The Longhorns won in their last game, defeating the TCU Horned Frogs on the road, 76-64. If Matt Coleman, Courtney Ramey, and Andrew Jones can show fluidity in the backcourt and cut down on their turnovers, the Longhorns should have themselves in a great position to get a win.

Ultimately, if they maintain their peak and start closing out games, the Longhorns might just advance into the next round at the expense of Texas Tech.

Why Bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders?

Like Texas, the Red Raiders had a topsy turvy regular season. The Red Raiders are virtual locks to make the Big Dance but a better seed for them in March Madness is on the horizon if everything falls into play, starting with their offense.

The Red Raiders guard, Mac McClung, has to step up and lead the way alongside sophomore Terrence Shanon Jr. Texas Tech is confident and ready to face the Longhorns once again as it swept the regular-season series against their fellow Texan team. They are, after all, the favorites in this game according to the latest College Basketball betting lines.

Defensively, Texas Tech will look to rattle the Longhorns’ ball-handlers and wreak havoc in the passing lanes again. The Red Raiders have done an admirable job forcing turnovers this season when up against the Longhorns, and that’s something to keep in mind when considering which side to bet on.

Texas vs Texas Tech Betting Trends

  • Texas is 3-0 in its last 3 road games.
  • Texas is 3-0 against the spread in its last 3 games.
  • The total has gone over 5 times in 10 of Texas’ last games vs. Texas Tech.
  • Texas Tech is 3-2 against the spread in its last 5 games.
  • The total has gone under 6 times in 10 of Texas Tech’s last games.
  • Texas Tech is 3-2 against the spread in its last 5 games.

Texas vs Texas Tech Expert Betting Prediction

This is a toss-up between Texas and Texas Tech, considering that they have major talking points of their own. The latter swept the season series vs the Longhorns, while the other boasts a strong backcourt that can keep in step with even the better teams in the conference.

Since each can execute robust offensive plays, all eyes are on the defensive side. We anticipate a game that could go down the wire until the last second, which can also be derived from just looking at Texas vs. Texas Tech Big 12 odds.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.