The Texas Tech Red Raiders are off to a 15-12 start to the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season, are ninth in the Big 12 Conference, but are on a three-game winning streak. They are coming off a win against the West Virginia Mountaineers (78-72) in their previous outing. Jaylon Tyson came out big that night and went on to score 27 points, helping his team to a 6-point win.
They will now take on the Oklahoma Sooners, who are on a 13-14 start to the season, are at the bottom of the same conference, and suffered a defeat against the Texas Longhorns (85-83) in their last outing. It was a hard-fought game where Grant Sherfield led the scoring charts with 18 points and Milos Uzan contributed 15 points as well. Sam Godwin and Joe Bamisile scored 12 and 13 points respectively coming off the bench but the team still lost by points.
They will now host this game at the Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday (February 21) where they will look to end their losing start. The Red Raiders, on the other hand, will look to secure their fourth consecutive win.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners: Betting Odds
|Texas Tech Red Raiders||+120||+2.5 (-110)||O 137.5 (-110)|
|Oklahoma Sooners||-140||-2.5 (-110)||U 137.5 (-110)|
Red Raiders vs Sooners: Key Stats
The Red Raiders had a brilliant start to the season, winning nine of their first twelve games of the season. However, there was a big slip in the upcoming games that led to them being second to bottom in the Big 12. Their conference record is only 4-10 at the moment whereas their away record is also a poor 2-6. The team is above average in offense, scoring 74.0 points per game, which ranks 125th in the country, along with 32.3 offensive rebounds, while conceding 68.4 points per game, which ranks 142nd in the country.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Sooners are struggling a lot more as they are at the bottom of the conference. Their conference record is terrible at 3-11 whereas their home record is just above par at 8-6. The team is below the average mark in offense, scoring 68.5 points per game, which ranks 261st in the nation, along with 29.9 offensive rebounds, while conceding 68.0 points per game, which ranks 128th in the nation.
Red Raiders vs Sooners: Match Details
Fixture: Texas Tech Red Raiders @ Oklahoma Sooners
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 21, 09:00 p.m ET
Venue: Llyod Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma Sooners: Prediction
The home team is 12-5-1 against the spread in their last 18 games in this encounter. The Red Raiders have a big 7-3 lead over the Sooners in their last ten meetings. However, it was Sooners who won 68-63 earlier this season. Furthermore, they now have a chance to double the lead as they host the game tonight.
As both teams are at the bottom of the Big 12 and there is not a lot of difference in the statistics, expect a close fight.