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Should Bettors Be Fading Oklahoma Against Texas Tech?

For all the national publicity Trae Young has brought the Oklahoma Sooners, the team has found itself faltering of late. Oklahoma is just 3-6 SU in its last nine games – a span that has seen Lon Kruger’s team cover the spread just once. If the Sooners want to maintain their ranking and try to make up ground in the crowded Big 12, they will need to pick up a victory over the conference-leading Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • Oklahoma G Trae Young is averaging 26.5 points and 8.8 assists in his last 4 games.
  • The visiting team is 0-7 ATS in the last 7 games in this matchup.
  • Oklahoma is 0-6 SU and ATS in its last six games on the road.

Oklahoma’s poor play has featured an inconsistent offense paired with some poor defense. In OU’s last nine outings, the team has failed to top 75 points on four occasions and has allowed at least 80 points six times. Young continues to put up big numbers offensively but his defensive deficiencies have highlighted the lack of rim-protecting big men Kruger’s team has.

Texas Tech is red-hot with victories in its last six games (4-2 ATS). The Red Raiders’ half-court defense has effectively stalled every opposing offense, as the team ranks third in the nation in defensive efficiency and floor percentage. However, if Texas Tech wants to beat Oklahoma, the offense will need to perform better than it did in their first meeting this season in Norman. That outing saw Texas Tech tally just 65 points while shooting 37.3 percent from the floor and 24 percent from deep.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Texas Tech Red Raiders to cover the point spread in this one found them as 8.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before game time.

Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 21-4 and 13-10 ATS Texas Tech Red Raiders will face the 16-8 Oklahoma Sooners, who own a 9-15 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Raiders are 8-15 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Sooners are 15-9.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark show No. 175-rated Oklahoma taking on No. 93-rated Texas Tech in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Texas Tech's No. 92-ranked scoring average of 76.24 PPG, against an Oklahoma defense rated No. 254 and allowing 81.96 PPG. The Red Raiders' FG% has averaged 46.93% to date this season, less than the Sooners shooters have managed so far (47.79% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Trae Young poured in 22 points and added 11 assists in a losing cause for Oklahoma on Saturday, as the Cyclones rolled to a 88-80 victory over the Sooners at Hilton Coliseum.

Texas Tech got 19 points from Keenan Evans en route to a 66-47 victory over Kansas State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
  • Oklahoma is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma's last 8 games
  • Texas Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 6 games
  • Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma home to Texas, Saturday, February 17
Texas Tech at Baylor, Saturday, February 17