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Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma - 1/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Date & Time Tuesday January 8, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
United Supermarkets Arena
Lubbock, Texas
The Line
The Line: Texas Tech -6 -- Over/Under: 131
TV Channel
ESPNEWS
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The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Tech Red Raiders meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the United Supermarkets Arena.

The Oklahoma Sooners look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Oklahoma Sooners are averaging 75.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Christian James is averaging 17.1 points and 1.9 assists while Brady Manek is averaging 11.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Miles Reynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Calixte is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma Sooners are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma Sooners are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma Sooners have won three of their last four road games.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders look for another victory to build on their impressive 13-1 record. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are averaging 73.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 53.1 points on 33.4 percent shooting. Jarrett Culver is averaging 18.7 points and 4.1 assists while Matt Mooney is averaging 10.9 points and four rebounds. Davide Moretti is dishing 2.3 assists and Tariq Owens is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are allowing 24.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have won all nine home games this season.

The Sooners are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Big 12 and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Red Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sooners are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Texas Tech. The under is 10-4 in Red Raiders last 14 overall. The under is 5-1 in Sooners last 6 overall.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have been a team that I pegged as a national title contender before the season started, and they've lived up to that hype, especially at home where they're outscoring teams by 27.8 points on 51 percent shooting. The problem is the Oklahoma Sooners are no pushovers, as they have some impressive road victories already and just went toe-to-toe with the Kansas Jayhawks. These aren't your soft Sooners from last year, as they get after it defensively and are an impressive 12-1-1 ATS on the season. I have to take a stab with the points.

Pick:
Oklahoma Sooners +6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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