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Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State - 2/27/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
Date & Time Wednesday February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
United Supermarkets Arena
Lubbock, TX
The Line
Texas Tech Red Raiders -17 -- Over/Under: 128.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to United Supermarkets Arena to take on the 11th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys dropped to 10-17 (3-11 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the 23rd ranked Kansas State Wildcats, 85-46, this past Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma State came out flat against the Wildcats and had no chance of fight back after the Wildcats opened up the game on a 15-0 run. Oklahoma State allowed Kansas State to shot 61.5% from the field while the Cowboys shot just 31.4% from the field and 16.7% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Yor Anei who had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks.

On the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 67.0 ppg on 42.1% shooting from the field. The Cowboys are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 37.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oklahoma State has been led by Cameron McGriff (12.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg), Lindy Waters III (11.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.2 spg), Thomas Dziagwa (11.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Isaac Likekele (8.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing their opponents to average 71.0 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Cowboys have a rebound margin of -0.9 and a turnover margin of -0.7.

The 11th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders won their 5th straight game and improved to 22-5 (10-4 Big 12) on the season after defeating the 14th ranked Kansas Wildcats, 91-62, this past Saturday. Texas Tech dominated Kansas from the start in what was arguably their best game of the season and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 45-20 lead. Texas Tech shot 60.7% from the field and 61.5% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Jarrett Culver who had 26 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists.

On the season, Texas Tech is averaging 72.2 ppg on 47.2% shooting from the field. The Red Raiders are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 36.9% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Texas Tech has been led by Jarrett Culver (18.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.2 spg), Davide Moretti (10.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.2 spg), Matt Mooney (10.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.7 spg), and Tariq Owens (8.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.4 bpg).

Defensively, Texas Tech is holding their opponents to an average of 57.3 ppg on 36.5% shooting from the field. The Red Raiders have a rebound margin of 2.4 and a turnover margin of 3.4.

The Cowboys are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall and just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Red Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Oklahoma State has lost 9 of their last 11 games and currently rank just 309th in scoring offense, 287th in FG%, and 171st in scoring defense.

Texas Tech has won 7 of their last 8 games and has one of the best defenses in the country as the Red Raiders currently rank 2nd in scoring defense, 2nd in FG%, and 24th in turnover margin.

Texas Tech is playing like a team determined to end the Kansas reign as Big-12 regular season champions and if they can continue to put up offensive performances like we saw against the Jayhawks, the Red Raiders are going to be a very tough team to beat in March as they have one of the best defenses in all of College Basketball. Oklahoma State is just 1-9 on the road this season and a team that can really struggle to put up points if they’re not hitting three-pointers. Texas Tech in my opinion is a better version of the Kansas State team that just beat the Cowboys by 39 points and although this is a huge number, I think Texas Tech will be able to do enough to get this cover. Good Luck!

Pick:
Texas Tech Red Raiders -17

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