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Red Raiders open as college hoops underdog vs Cowboys

Oklahoma State CowboysTexas Tech Red Raiders
16-6February 08, 2014, 09:30 | United Spirit Arena11-11



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on United Spirit Arena Saturday as host Texas Tech looks to handle the Oklahoma State Cowboys in NCAA hoops action.

The Red Raiders sit at 11-11 (11-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cowboys are currently 16-6 (8-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas Tech is 5-12-1 OU, and Oklahoma State is 12-6 OU.

View Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds and Stats.

The Red Raiders were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Red Raiders at No. 181 and the Cowboys at No. 88 heading into this contest.

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Oklahoma State was a 98-97 loser in its last match at home against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Le'Bryan Nash scored 26 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 98-97 against Iowa State in college basketball action at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Texas Tech won its last outing, a 60-54 result against TCU on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. Dejan Kravic scored 18 points leading the Red Raiders to a 60-54 victory over TCU at United Spirit Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas Tech's No. 199-rated squad against Oklahoma State's No. 67-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas Tech rates No. 221 in the country with 4.91 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 77 nationally with 7.05 per match.

A few Cowboys at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma State is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
Oklahoma State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma State's last 5 games
Texas Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas Tech is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games
Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Oklahoma State at Texas, Tuesday, February 11th
Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Wednesday, February 12th

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