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NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas Tech vs. Houston

Texas Tech Houston
4-2December 31, 1969, 07:00 |5-1

Houston will look to improve on its 5-1 record on Tuesday when they host Texas Tech in NCAA basketball odds action at Barclays Center.

Supporters of the Red Raiders have watched them go 4-2 and 3-2 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 5-1 and 3-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 1-2, while the Red Raiders have a 1-3 mark.

View Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 103 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Red Raiders, who rate No. 278 in the latest survey.

Houston lost its last outing, an 86-76 result against Stanford on November 25. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. TaShawn Thomas scored 22 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 86-76 against Stanford in college basketball action at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the nation's No. 117-rated offensive output, at 77.33 PPG. The visiting Red Raiders defense ranks No. 87 allowing on average 67.67 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 47.81% so far, less than the Red Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.29% per game.

Next up:
Texas Tech home to Texas-San Antonio, Friday, November 29th
Houston at Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, November 30th