It will be a battle between Big 12 opponents when the Oklahoma Sooners (16-11, 6-8 Big 12) welcome the No. 22 Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-9, 9-5 Big 12) to Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners ATS Prediction
The last time the Red Raiders played, they blew out the Iowa State Cyclones, 87-57. The Red Raiders had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.625 (above their season average of 0.523), while the Cyclones had a turnover percentage of 19.2 (above their season average of 15.9). With 25 points on 11-for-22 shooting, Jahmi’us Ramsey was the top scorer from either team.
The Sooners fell to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in their last contest, 83-66. Oklahoma State won the rebounding battle. The Cowboys had 14 offensive rebounds and 43 total rebounds, while the Sooners had eight and 30, respectively. Austin Reaves put together a good game for Oklahoma, leading the team in scoring with 24 points on 6-for-14 shooting.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. TJ Holyfield scored a game-high 21 points in the first game, in which the Red Raiders beat the Sooners 69-61. He also had six rebounds. The Red Raiders had a much better free throw rate (0.239 vs. 0.089) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (20.0 vs. 15.6).
Based on each team’s statistical profile, ball security could play an integral role in this contest. Oklahoma commits the 11th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 15.6 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Texas Tech forces the 20th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 23.7 percent). Additionally, the 37th-ranked defense of the Red Raiders (effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.457) will battle against the 257th-ranked offense of the Sooners (effective field goal percentage of 0.484).
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Oklahoma, O/U – Over
Texas Tech ranks 53rd in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Oklahoma ranks 286th (25.6).
The Red Raiders rank 61st in rebounds allowed per game (32.7) while the Sooners rank 248th (38.2).
Texas Tech ranks 18th in assists per game (15.8) while Oklahoma ranks 203rd (11.9).
The Red Raiders rank 34th in steals per game (8.0) while the Sooners rank 148th (6.0).
Oklahoma ranks 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Texas Tech ranks 89th (3.1).
The Red Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 17.0, up from 10.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Sooners have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (0.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (2.6 above their season average).