College Basketball Preview and Free Pick: Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State
A showdown of Big 12 rivals highlights a busy Wednesday night schedule of college basketball
action. The #16 Texas Tech Raiders are on the road to face off with the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The visitors have been installed as pretty big favorites by the oddsmakers.
Date/Time/TV: Weds. Feb.13, 9:00 PM EST, ESPN2
Spread: Texas Tech Red Raiders -6.5 (-110)
Texas Tech has won its last two games and four of the last five. The team is 19-5 (9-14-1 ATS) on
the season. In Big 12 play, the Red Raiders have a mark of 7-4. That leaves them in a tie for 3rd
place in the conference, two games behind leader Kansas State.
It has been a challenging season for Oklahoma State. They enter tonight’s game having lost three in a
row and six of seven. The Cowboys are 9-14 (8-15 ATS) for the year. The team is in 8th place in the
Big 12 with a conference record of 2-8.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Red Raiders were last in action on Saturday, picking up a 12-point road victory over Oklahoma.
The team is 2-3 in their last five away games, and 3-3 (2-4 ATS) overall. Over the last 10 games,
Texas Tech is 6-4 (4-5-1 ATS).
Team totals lean towards the Under at 8-15, and that benchmark has been hit for the last two. Jarrett
Culver is the team’s top option with averages of 17.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, and 3.8 apg. Davide Moretti
contributes 10.7 ppg, while Matt Mooney adds 10.6 ppg.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Cowboys are 2-3 in their last five home games and 6-5 (4-7 ATS) on the season. Two of their
losses over the current three-game skid have been by double digits. For their last 10 games,
Oklahoma State is just 3-7 (4-6 ATS).
Team totals also trend to the lower end at 9-14, but the Over has been the correct call for the last
four. Cameron McGriff is the team’s top option with 13.4 ppg and 7.5 boards. Lindy Waters is next
up with 12.2 ppg, while Thomas Dziagwa chips in with 10.7 ppg.
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State Prediction
Oklahoma State has won three of the last four meetings of these two squads and six of the previous
10. Totals lean towards the Over during that span at 6-4, with the high-water mark being reached for
the last two.
Texas Tech is the #16 team in the nation according to the latest AP Top 25 poll. They remain in the
thick of things in the Big 12 and could make some noise come tournament time. Oklahoma State is
not as fortunate. We like the visitors to pick up the win and to cover.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders -6.5 (-110)