Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners Free Prediction 02/25/20

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The 22nd-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders (18-9, 9-5 Big 12) will be at Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma Sooners (16-11, 6-8 Big 12) in a Big 12 matchup. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, and can be seen on ESPN2.

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Sooners fell to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 83-66, while the Red Raiders had no trouble getting past the Iowa State Cyclones, 87-57.

Texas Tech dominated every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.625 (above their season average of 0.523) and a turnover percentage of 15.7 (better than their season average of 17.7). Iowa State was 0.396 and 19.2, respectively, for those same stats. Oklahoma, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.309 (above their season average of 0.233). Oklahoma rallied around Austin Reaves, who had 24 points and seven rebounds. Jahmi’us Ramsey, meanwhile led the way for Texas Tech, putting up 25 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, TJ Holyfield led the Red Raiders to a 69-61 win. He was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points. Texas Tech’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Oklahoma. The Red Raiders had a rate of 0.239, while the Sooners posted a mark of 0.089.

Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball protection could play a key role in this meeting. Oklahoma commits the 11th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 15.6 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Texas Tech forces the 20th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 23.7 percent). Additionally, the Red Raiders rank 37th in opponents’ effective field goal percentage (0.457), while the Sooners rank 257th in effective field goal percentage (0.484).

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners Odds Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Oklahoma, ATS Winner – Oklahoma, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Texas Tech ranks 53rd in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Oklahoma ranks 286th (25.6).
  • The Red Raiders rank 34th in steals per game (8.0) while the Sooners rank 148th (6.0).
  • Oklahoma ranks 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Texas Tech ranks 89th (3.1).
  • The Red Raiders rank 61st in rebounds allowed per game (32.7) while the Sooners rank 248th (38.2).
  • Texas Tech ranks 18th in assists per game (15.8) while Oklahoma ranks 203rd (11.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Sooners have been outscored by an average of 1.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Oklahoma has defeated opponents by an average of 2.3 points.
  • During their last five games, the Red Raiders have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 58.2 points per game (4.7 below their season average).