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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Sooners underdogs vs Red Raiders at Texas Tech

Oklahoma SoonersTexas Tech Red Raiders
15-4January 25, 2014, 04:00 | United Spirit Arena10-9

United Spirit Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Texas Tech Red Raiders and the visiting Oklahoma Sooners in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Red Raiders sit at 10-9 (10-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Sooners are currently 15-4 (9-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas Tech is 5-9-1 OU, and Oklahoma is 10-6 OU.

View Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Sooners were listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 67-rated Oklahoma taking on the No. 134-rated Red Raiders in this contest.

Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 77-69 winner as they battled TCU at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 14-point favorite. Oklahoma earned a 77-69 victory over TCU on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Buddy Hield at Lloyd Noble Center.

Texas Tech lost its last outing, an 87-81 result against West Virginia on January 22. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. Texas Tech got 25 points from Dusty Hannahs on the way to an 87-81 loss against West Virginia on Wednesday at WVU Colliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas Tech's No. 108-ranked scoring average of 73.79 PPG, against a Sooners defense rated No. 239 and allowing 77.53 PPG. The Red Raiders FG% has averaged 47.48% to date this season, more than the Sooners shooters have managed so far (45.24% per game).

A few Sooners at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games
Oklahoma is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Texas Tech is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Texas Tech is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Oklahoma

Next up:
Oklahoma home to Oklahoma State, Monday, January 27th
Texas Tech at Kansas State, Tuesday, January 28th