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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Longhorns over Red Raiders

Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas Longhorns
Jan 26, 8:00 PM | Frank Erwin Center

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Texas Longhorns Odds

9-8TEAM RECORD8-10

A key college battle sees the visiting Texas Tech Red Raiders travelling to Texas Saturday to take on the Longhorns.

The Longhorns sport records of 8-10 and 8-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Raiders have 9-8 and 5-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-10 for the Longhorns and 2-7 for the Red Raiders.

View Texas Tech vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Longhorns in this one found them listed as 12.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Red Raiders was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Longhorns - Red Raiders odds would favor the Longhorns if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 56 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas Tech is at No. 308. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-65 win for the Longhorns.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Raiders is ranked No. 170 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with Texas’s No. 27 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas is the No. 289-ranked team in the country at 4.9 per game, while Texas Tech rates No. 294 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Texas Tech features the nation's No. 199-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 283 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas Tech was a 56-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iowa State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Red Raiders grabbed a 56-51 win over the Cyclones on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Josh Gray at United Spirit Arena.

Texas lost its last outing, a 73-67 result against Oklahoma on January 21. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Sheldon McClellan scored 25 points for Texas on Monday, but the Sooners managed a 73-67 victory over the Longhorns at Lloyd Noble Center.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing West Virginia are 1-0
After playing Iowa State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas State are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Raiders at Longhorns trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Texas Tech is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Texas Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas Tech
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas Tech
Texas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas Tech

Next up:
Texas Tech home to West Virginia, Saturday, February 2
Texas at Kansas State, Wednesday, January 30