Last Updated Feb 19, 2022, 4:08 AM

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas Longhorns Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Texas Tech Red Raiders (20-6, 9-4 Big 12) travel to meet the Texas Longhorns (19-7, 8-5) in a Big 12 conference battle Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ABC.

SCORE PREDICTION

Texas Tech 69, Texas 66

BEST BETS

Texas Tech +130 ML at WynnBet

Texas Tech +3.5 (-110) at William Hill

Over 125 (-110) at WynnBet

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS PREDICTIONS

Texas Tech is riding high heading into this one, coming off back-to-back victories at home against TCU and Baylor by 10 or more points. The Red Raiders covered each of the past two while hitting the OVER, too. The Red Raiders hit 46% (26-of-56) from the field, with four players going for 14 or more points. Kevin Obanor was the high man with 23 points, while also grabbing 13 rebounds to go along with a blocked shot and four triples. The Red Raiders turned it over just 13 times while outrebounding Baylor by a 39-to-29 clip.

The Longhorns were drummed at Baylor by an 80-63 count on Feb. 12, but they bounced back for a solid gut-check 80-78 overtime win at Oklahoma, moving to 8-5 in the Big 12 rather than fall to 7-6. That keeps Texas alive in the hunt for the regular-season conference title, although it still has quite a bit of work to do. It can reel in Texas Tech with a victory, however. Last time Texas tried its hand against Texas Tech, it ended in a 77-64 loss in Lubbock on Feb. 1 as the OVER connected.

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING ODDS

  • Texas Tech +130
  • Texas -160
  • Texas Tech +3.5 (-110)
  • Texas -3 (-110)
  • Over 125 (-110)
  • Under 126.5 (-110)

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TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big 12
  • Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
  • Venue: Frank Erwin Center
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • TV-Time: ABC - 12:30 p.m. ET

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 20-6
  • ATS: 18-8
  • O/U: 13-13

The Red Raiders hit the hardwood with Kevin McCullar (ankle) still a question mark to play due to an ankle injury which has sidelined him since stepping on a coaches' foot in the win against TCU on Feb. 12. He missed the Baylor game, but the Red Raiders soldiered on for an 83-73 victory. Depth could be tested, too, as bench players G Sardaar Calhoun (quarantine) and F KJ Allen (undisclosed) are also question marks.

Texas Tech has been red-hot against the number lately, going 13-3 ATS across the past 16 games overall, while cashing in five of the past seven games on the road. The Red Raiders are also 4-0 ATS in the past four as an underdog, while going 4-0 ATS in the past four as a road 'dog. They're also a very impressive 13-3 ATS in the past 16 against teams with a winning overall mark.

For totals, the UNDER has connected in six of the past seven road games, while going 6-1 in the past seven on the road against teams with a winning home record.

TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 19-7
  • ATS: 12-14
  • O/U: 12-14

Texas heads into this one with just one win in the past four meetings with Texas Tech, including a 13-point curb-stomping at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock on Feb. 1 as the OVER connected. The Longhorns have certainly had their difficulties with the Red Raiders, going 1-3 ATS in the past four meetings, and 2-6 ATS across the previous eight encounters.

Texas has cashed just twice against the number in the past seven outings after a straight-up win, while going 1-4 ATS in the past five following a cover. The Longhorns are also 1-5 ATS in the past six games played on a Saturday, for whatever that's worth.

For totals, the OVER has connected in four of the past five outings for Texas, which is surprisingly considering its defensive prowess. The UNDER has cashed in 12 of the past 17 games at home, however, while going 4-1 in the past five as a home favorite.


Texas Tech has covered six of the previous eight meetings vs. Texas. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS

  • Record: 20-6
  • PS/G: 74.2 (108th)
  • PA/G: 61.3 (17th)
  • ORtg: 107.5 (75th)
  • DRtg: 88.9 (8th)

INSIDE THE STATS - TEXAS LONGHORNS

  • Record: 19-7
  • PS/G: 68.9 (240th)
  • PA/G: 57.6 (2nd)
  • ORtg: 106.5 (98th)
  • DRtg: 89.1 (11th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • TXT: Timmy Allen - F (11.9 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.2 SPG)
  • TXT: Marcus Carr - G (11.1 PPG, 3.5 APG, 2.2 RPG, 1.0 SPG)
  • TEX: Terrence Shannon, Jr. - G (11.7 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.9 APG, 47.3 FG%)
  • TEX: Bryson Williams - F (13.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.0 APG, 53.4 FG%, 45.9 3P%)

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING CONCLUSION

Texas Tech had its way with Texas in the first meeting in Lubbock, winning 77-64. The Red Raiders hit 47% (24-of-51) from the field, including a solid 42% (8-of-19) from behind the 3-point line, while hitting the free-throw line 30 times, making 21 of them (70%). They also recorded seven blocked shots, while outrebounding Texas 36-25.

The Longhorns are a very good defensive team, in fact they're one of the best in the nation. But the Red Raiders showed they can bust that defense and put up plenty of points when needed. Now, can they do it on the road? That's the big question, but Texas Tech didn't seem to have issues at West Virginia on Feb. 5. The Red Raider are 4-2 ATS in six true road games, and they covered against the Longhorns at home. They're the play in Saturday's game, although the potential absence of McCullar concerns me, so go lightly.

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING TRENDS

  • Texas Tech is 13-3 ATS in the past 16 games overall.
  • Texas Tech is 5-2 ATS in the past seven road games.
  • Texas Tech is 4-0 ATS in the past four as an underdog.
  • Texas Tech is 13-3 ATS in the past 16 vs. winning teams.
  • Texas is 3-8 ATS in the past 11 home games vs. teams with a losing road mark.
  • Texas is 2-5 ATS in the past seven following a SU win.
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in the past five following an ATS win.
  • The UNDER is 6-1 in the past seven road games for Texas Tech.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five games overall for Texas.
  • The UNDER is 12-5 in the past 17 home games for Texas.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five as a home fave for Texas.
  • Texas Tech is 6-2 ATS in the past eight meetings.
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