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Texas Longhorns face Texas Tech Red Raiders: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Texas LonghornsTexas Tech Red Raiders
22-8March 08, 2014, 04:00 | United Spirit Arena13-17

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Texas Tech vs Texas battle Saturday at United Spirit Arena as the Red Raiders look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Longhorns will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 14-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Red Raiders are 15-12 ATS. Texas is 14-13 against the total, while Texas Tech is 6-19-1 versus the number.

View Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Texas Tech Red Raiders as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Raiders rated this week at No. 204 and the Longhorns sitting at No. 119.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 66-54 winner as they battled TCU at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 17-point favorite. Isaiah Taylor scored 21 points leading the Longhorns to a 66-54 victory over TCU at Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Texas Tech, they were an 82-57 loser as they battled Kansas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14-point underdog. Texas Tech was run off the court by the Jayhawks on Wednesday as Kansas routed them 82-57 at Allen Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas Tech's No. 212-rated squad against Texas's No. 3-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas Tech rates No. 238 in the country with 4.57 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 206 nationally with 5.1 per match.

A few Longhorns at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas Tech's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas Tech's last 5 games at home