Big XII Tournament Preview: Texas vs. Texas Tech

The epitome of two teams heading in different directions. After a 4-8 start in conference play, the Texas Longhorns won five of their last six games to flirt with an NCAA Tournament berth. On the flip side, Texas Tech lost their last four regular season games to put their postseason lives in jeopardy. Something has to give on Thursday afternoon. The WagerTalk TV crew offers their Texas vs. Texas Tech preview and prediction.

Date/Time: 03-12-2020, 12:30 EDT
Opening Spread: Texas Tech -5.5
Opening Total: 125

The underdogs are 6-2 against the spread in the last eight games between these two teams. This game will likely come down to Texas’ ability to make 3-pointers. The Longhorns are No. 2 in the conference in 3-point shooting rate. Over 37-percent of Texas’ points this season have come from 3-pointers (national average is 30.6-percent). But Texas Tech has the conference’s best 3-point defense. Big XII opponents are only shooting 28.4-percent from beyond-the-arc against the Red Raiders.

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