It will be a battle between Big 12 opponents when the Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-8, 4-4 Big 12) welcome the Oklahoma Sooners (14-7, 4-4 Big 12) to United Supermarkets Arena. The game will air on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders ATS Prediction
In the Sooners’ last matchup, they topped the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 82-69. The Sooners knocked down 12 of their 15 free throws (80.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.603 (above their season average of 0.480). With 30 points on 11-for-18 shooting, Brady Manek was the top scorer from either team.
The Red Raiders lost a tough one against the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks in their last matchup, 78-75. Kansas’ effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Texas Tech. The Jayhawks had a rate of 0.552 (above their season average of 0.549), while the Red Raiders posted a mark of 0.500. Texas Tech’s TJ Holyfield finished with 19 points and eight rebounds in the game.
After the Red Raiders won both meetings against the Sooners last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the last game, Texas Tech won 66-54. The Red Raiders made 10 of their 12 free throws (83.3 percent) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.519 vs. 0.397).
A focal point for the Texas Tech offense is getting to the free throw line. The Red Raiders rank 35th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.278), but Oklahoma is among the best in the nation at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking eighth by yielding a FTA rate of 0.151). Moreover, the Sooners commit the 10th-fewest errors in the country (turnover percentage of 15.3 percent), while the disruptive defense of the Red Raiders causes the 22nd-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 23.8 percent).
Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Texas Tech, O/U – Under
Texas Tech ranks 56th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Oklahoma ranks 282nd (27.0).
The Red Raiders rank 71st in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while the Sooners rank 244th (38.4).
Texas Tech ranks 21st in assists per game (16.1) while Oklahoma ranks 194th (12.2).
The Sooners rank 27th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Red Raiders rank 77th (3.0).
Texas Tech averages 7.6 steals per game, which ranks 63rd in the country. Oklahoma ranks 64th in steals allowed per game (5.8).
The Sooners’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.4, up from 3.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Red Raiders have scored an average of 72.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (6.3 above their season average).