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Red Raiders open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers

Missouri TigersTexas Tech Red Raiders
March 3, 4:00 PM | United Spirit Arena

Missouri Tigers vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds

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The Missouri Tigers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Red Raiders in Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 15-9-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Raiders are 7-17-1 ATS. Missouri is 15-9-1 on the totals; Texas Tech is 8-17.

View Missouri vs Texas Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Texas Tech opened as 16-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Raiders - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas Tech is rated No. 248 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri is at No. 114. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-60 win for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Tech's No. 326 nationally ranked offense (59.5 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 129 at 65.5 PPG. The Red Raiders have been averaging 43.5% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (49.9% on average).

Defensively, Missouri features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 313 nationally in scoring at home.

Missouri was a 78-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iowa State. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 78-72 win over the Cyclones on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Michael Dixon at Mizzou Arena.

Texas Tech lost its last outing, a 77-48 result against Baylor on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 19.5-point underdog. Texas Tech was run off the court by the Bears on Monday as Baylor routed them 77-48 at Ferrell Center.

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Iowa State are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Baylor are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9

A few Tigers at Red Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas Tech
Missouri is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri's last 6 games on the road
Missouri is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games when playing at home against Missouri
Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Missouri
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 7 games when playing Missouri
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 7 games at home

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