Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (20-4) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)
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The Oklahoma Sooners will travel to play the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a Big 12 game on Wednesday.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 15-9 (5-7) and are coming off of a win against Baylor by a score of 84-66. Texas Tech has won 2 games in a row and is currently 7th in the Big 12 standings. Texas Tech also has conference wins against Texas and Iowa State. Texas Tech is averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 69.5 points per game. Texas Tech is also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 11.8 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for Texas Tech. Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 10.2 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech is shooting 75.2% on free throws, 33% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Oklahoma Sooners are 20-4 (8-4) and are coming off of a loss to Kansas by a score of 76-72. Oklahoma has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 3rd in the Big 12 standings. Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech by a score of 91-67 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Oklahoma is averaging 83.6 points per game while giving up 71.6 points per game. Oklahoma is also averaging 40.1 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Buddy Hield is averaging 25.6 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for Oklahoma. Isaiah Cousins is averaging 13.9 points per game and 4.6 assists per game for the Sooners. Oklahoma is shooting 73.3% on free throws, 44.3% on three-pointers, and 46.7% on all field goal attempts.
Oklahoma is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. Oklahoma is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The under is 7-1 in Oklahoma’s last 8 Wednesday games. Texas Tech is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in Texas Tech’s last 7 conference games.
Oklahoma comes into this game on a little bit of a skid, while Texas Tech is coming off two great conference wins. Texas Tech has been able to play good defense this season, while Oklahoma has had a potent offense. Oklahoma will have a big advantage in rebounding, but Texas Tech will have the home crowd behind them. I am going with Texas Tech to keep this game close at home and to continue to build its resume for the tournament.