Texas Tech vs. Texas - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (8-4) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm (United Supermarkets Arena)
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Saturday at the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Texas Longhorns look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 76 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 15.1 points and 4.8 assists while Javan Felix is averaging 10.1 points and 1.8 assists. Kerwin Roach Jr. is dishing 1.6 assists and Connor Lammert is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 61.7 percent from the free throw line. Texas is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Texas Tech Red Raiders look to build on their impressive nine-game winning streak. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 76.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Devaugntah Williams is averaging 14.5 points and 2.2 assists while Toddrick Gotcher is averaging 11.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. Zach Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Norense Odiase is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. Texas Tech is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won nine straight home games.
The Longhorns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Red Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Longhorns are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Texas Tech and 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
Texas Tech is flat out rolling right now while Texas continues to find its footing under a new coaching staff. The loss of Cameron Ridley doesn't help matters. Give me the Red Raiders at home with the reasonable number.