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Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech,
2-13-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#545 Oklahoma
Sooners 156
#546 Texas Tech
Red Raiders -7

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

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Game Stats

Oklahoma Sooners

16 - 8

8-15
ATS
14-8
O/U
88
PPG
81
OPPG

Texas Tech Red Raiders

21 - 4

12-9
ATS
8-13
O/U
76
PPG
62
OPPG

Oklahoma Sooners (16-8 SU, 8-15 ATS, 14-9 O/U) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (21-4 SU, 12-9 ATS, 7-13 O/U)

Oklahoma looks to snap a three-game skid when the Sooners visit Texas Tech in a Big 12 showdown on Tuesday. The Sooners lost their last outing on Saturday 88-80 at Iowa State to drop their conference record to 6-6. Texas Tech will be looking to extend its winning streak to seven straight when the Red Raiders host Oklahoma. The Red Raiders won their last outing 66-47 on Saturday at Kansas State to improve their conference-leading record to 9-3.

Sooners 17-Point Rally Comes Up Short

Oklahoma trailed Iowa State by 17 points during the second half only to tie it with 1:55 left, but a pair of 3-pointers by the Cyclones and made free throws down the stretch beat the Sooners. Freshman Trae Young scored 22 points for the Sooners, but hit just 1 of his 8 shots from 3-point territory and turned the ball over six times.

Trae Young leads the Sooners in scoring and assists. The sensational freshman is averaging 29.5 points and 9.4 assists per game. Two other Sooners are averaging double figures in scoring, while Khadeem McGusty leads the team in rebounding with an average of 6.7 per game. As a team, the Sooners are shooting 47.8% from the field and 38% from 3-point territory. On the season, Oklahoma is scoring an average of 88.8 points per game, while allowing an average of 82.0.

Texas Tech Defense Holds K-State to 20 Points in Second Half

Texas Tech allowed 27 first half points, but turned up the pressure in the second half allowing just 20 points and going on to a 19-point victory. The Red Raiders forced K-State into 11 second half turnovers, while holding the Wildcats to just five baskets. Texas Tech held K-State to 29% shooting for the game. Keenan Evans led Texas Tech in scoring with 19 points.

Keenan Evans leads Texas Tech in scoring and assists. The senior guard is averaging 18.4 points and 3.5 assists per game. Two other Red Raiders are averaging double figures in scoring. As a team, Texas Tech is shooting 46.9% from the field and 35.1% from 3-point territory. On the season, Texas Tech is scoring an average of 76.2 points per game, while allowing an average of 62.0, which ranks fifth in the nation.

Trends

Oklahoma is

  • 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games in the Big 12
  • 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games played

Texas Tech is

  • 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games following a win ATS
  • 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games after giving up fewer than 50 points the previous game

Texas Tech has covered the spread in 4 of its last 5 games played and in 4 of its last 5 games following a straight up victory. Oklahoma has failed to cover any of its last 6 games on the road.

Pick: Texas Tech

David Anicetti

David lives for sports. Growing up in New England he played basketball, baseball and football. He continued playing basketball through college at the Division III level. Since college he has coached youth basketball leagues and an adult league team in Guatemala. David has been a sports writer for the last 20 years focusing on sport wagering, while writing articles for online sportsbooks. Parlays and teasers are his two favorite words.

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