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Texas vs. Texas Tech - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-13) at Texas Longhorns (16-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)

The Line: Texas Longhorns -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Longhorn Network

The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Texas Longhorns meet Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have lost four of their last six games and hope to get back to .500. On the season, Texas Tech is averaging 61.6 points on 38.9 percent shooting and is allowing 63.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 10.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while Robert Turner is averaging 8.8 points and 3.1 rebounds. Norense Odiase is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Toddrick Gotcher is shooting 36.3 percent from the field. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have four players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 65.1 percent from the line and 30.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, Texas Tech is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in five of its last six games.

Texas vs. Texas Tech - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Longhorns hope to get back on track after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Texas is averaging 69 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 36.1 percent shooting. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 14 points and 4.2 assists while Myles Turner is averaging 10.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Javan Felix is dishing 2.2 assists and Cameron Ridley is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 72.7 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last eight games. Jonathan Holmes is questionable with a concussion.

The Red Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Longhorns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Red Raiders are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Texas and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall. 

This line is downright crazy. Sure, Texas is the better team but its also banged up. Also, Texas Tech is a talented team that's just young and needs another year to become something. Still, I'll gladly take the insane amount of points, as the Red Raiders have shown they can surprise folks when they're dialed in. 

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Texas Tech Red Raiders +16.5

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