Looking to win big? The Red Raiders and Sooners face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Sooners are hosting the game at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 141.5 points, and Oklahoma is favored by -3.5 to win at home against Texas Tech.

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS VS OKLAHOMA SOONERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -3.5

This game will be played at Lloyd Noble Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA SOONERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Sooners.
  • Not only will Oklahoma pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Red Raiders Chances in Norman

After 18 games, Texas Tech has a 15-3 record, including a 4-1 mark in Big 12 play. On the road, the Red Raiders are 4-3, and their average scoring margin away from home is +0.6 points per game.

So far, Texas Tech has been the underdog in five games, and they have a 2-3 record in those contests. In their last game, the Red Raiders defeated BYU by a score of 85-78. Over their last 10 road games, they have a record of 5-5.

As the underdog, Texas Tech has gone 2-3 vs. the spread this season and is 9-9 overall. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Red Raiders are 6-4 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Texas Tech this season is 11-7, and the average scoring total in their games is 142.9 points. Today's over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138). So far, 12 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today's line, and seven of their games have finished with fewer points than 141.5. The average scoring total in their last three games is 137 points, and their OU record over their last three games is 2-1.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Texas Tech's offense scored 85 points against BYU. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.5%, and they went 17/18 from the free-throw line. Pop Isaacs was the leading scorer for the Red Raiders, putting up 32 points. In addition, Warren Washington contributed 19 points.

This season, the Texas Tech defense has been impressive, holding the 46th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. BYU, the Cougars finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 78 points vs. Texas Tech.

Taking a Look at the Sooners Chances at Home

After losing to Texas in their last game, the Sooners come into this one with a 15-4 record. At home, Oklahoma has been dominant, going 13-2, compared to their 2-2 record on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +16.4, and they have been favored in 14 of their 19 games this season, going 13-1.

So far, the Sooners have gone 3-3 in Big 12 play, and they are 12-1 in non-conference games. Over their last 10 games at home, Oklahoma has gone 8-2, and they are 4-1 in their last five.

As the favorite this season, Oklahoma has gone 9-5 vs. the spread and their home ATS record is 9-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sooners are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Oklahoma's games this season (145.1). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points.

Most recently, the Oklahoma offense finished with just 60 points vs. Texas. For the game, they hit 4/19 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 39.3%. The top scorer for the Sooners was Jalon Moore with 15 points, while Otega Oweh also added 10 to the scoreboard.

So far, the Sooners' defense is ranked 40th in the country at 65.6 points per contest. The Oklahoma defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Texas to connect on 4 threes.