15* Big 12 PLAY OF THE DAY on Texas Tech +12.5
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma,
01/17/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 55 - 64
Point Spread: +12½/-107 Texas Tech
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are showing great value as a big road underdog to the Oklahoma Sooners Tuesday. Tech has played an extremely brutal stretch of games to open their conference schedule, so they will certainly be battle-tested heading into this contest with Oklahoma.
This might be their easiest Big 12 game yet. The Red Raiders lost at Oklahoma State, at home to Baylor and Kansas, and then at Texas A&M in their last four games, respectively. They were a double-digit underdog in all four contests, but they only lost once by more than 13 points.
Oklahoma has opened 1-3 in conference play. While the Sooners appear to be better than the Red Raiders on paper, this team should not be favored by double-digits tonight. These are two very evenly matched teams with the only advantage the Sooners having is home court. That's not worth 12.5 points.
Texas Tech has won three of their last four meetings with Oklahoma, going 3-1 ATS in the process. The Red Raiders are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. Big 12 opponents. Time and time again this team is undervalued in conference play. The Sooners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. Oklahoma is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12 foes. Take Texas Tech Tuesday.