The best team in the nation in the form of the Texas Tech Red Raiders meet the worst team in the WCC in the Texas Longhorns this coming Wednesday in a David vs. Goliath setup. Check out our preview below of this Texas Tech-Texas WCC college basketball matchup in Malibu.
Betting Preview for the Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns NCAA College Basketball Game on February 19 2022
Where: Frank Erwin Events Center, Austin, TX
When: Saturday, February 19, 2022, 12:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (odds)
Record: 19-6 Overall/8-4 Conference
Texas Tech will be facing the Baylor Bears first this Wednesday before taking on the Longhorns, but the upcoming date with Texas isn’t leaving much to the imagination. After all, the Red Raiders have already defeated Texas back on Feb. 1 in Lubbock to the tune of a 77-64 score. Texas Tech’s defense restricted the Longhorns from having their way on the attack. The Longhorns shot just 40 percent from the field and was an atrocious 6/23 from long range. A far more superior rebounding team than Texas, the Red Raiders collected 11 more rebounds (+5 on the offensive glass) in that game. On the season, Texas Tech is 31st in the nation with a 33.9 offensive rebound rate and third in adjusted defensive efficiency rating (86.2), per KenPom.
Texas Tech is 4-2 against the spread in its last six road games.
Betting on the Texas Longhorns (odds)
Record: 18-7 Overall/7-5 Conference
Texas will have to think about the Oklahoma Sooners first before shifting attention to the rematch against the Red Raiders. That being said, Texas definitely has its sights on Texas Tech. After losing to the Red Raiders, Texas responded in a big way, as the Longhorns scored back-to-back wins against the Iowa State Cyclones (63-41) and the Kansas Jayhawks (79-76) both at home. The win over Kansas, in particular, restored trust in Texas as a potent team that can take out even the big teams. That’s notwithstanding the Longhorns’ 80-63 loss in Waco to the Baylor Bears last Saturday. Texas isn’t a high-scoring team but it is third in the Big 12 with 101.9 points per 100 possessions. At the end of the day, Texas is a defensive team that can make opponents bleed for points, as the Longhorns are second nationally with just 56.8 points per game allowed.
Texas is 5-3 against the spread in its last eight home games.
Texas wins, 65-63.
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