Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Cougars and Red Raiders. The game is starting at 6:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Red Raiders at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have the Red Raiders as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147 points.
BYU COUGARS VS TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders -2.5
This game will be played at United Supermarkets Arena at 6:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Red Raiders.
- Not only will Texas Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the BYU Offense Score Enough on the Road?
BYU enters tonight’s game as the underdog, which is a role they are not used to. They have been the underdog just once this season, going 0-1 in that game. On the road this season, the Cougars have gone 3-2, with an average scoring margin of +9.8 points per game.
Overall, BYU has gone 14-3 this season, including a 2-2 record in Big 12 play. Their 14 wins are tied for the second-most in the conference, and they are currently on a two-game winning streak. In their last game, the Cougars defeated Iowa State by a score of 87-72.
BYU’s ATS record this season is 12-4-1, and their road ATS mark is 2-2-1. Over their last 10 road games, the Cougars are 5-3-2 vs. the spread. As the underdog, BYU is 0-1 vs. the spread this season and 5-4-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
So far this season, the over/under record for BYU games is 6-11 and today’s line of 147 is lower than the average OU line in their games (151.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 4-6.
Coming off a good offensive performance, BYU’s offense scored 87 points against Iowa State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.4%, and they went 20/24 from the free-throw line. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cougars offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 33.5 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.
BYU’s defense has been playing well, ranking 21st nationally, with 63.6 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, BYU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.1% this season.
Does Texas Tech Stand a Chance at Home?
After a tough loss to Houston, Texas Tech will look to get back on track as they host BYU. The Red Raiders are 14-3 overall, including a perfect 10-0 mark at home. As the favorite, Texas Tech is 12-0 this season.
On the season, Texas Tech is averaging a scoring margin of +17.8 at home compared to +.6 on the road. Over their last 10 home games, the Red Raiders are a perfect 10-0.
As the favorite this season, Texas Tech has gone 6-6 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Raiders have an ATS record of 5-5. At home, Texas Tech has an ATS mark of 5-5 this year and they are 2-1 ATS in their last 3 games at home.
This season, the over/under record for Texas Tech games is 10-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 141.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (137.6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 137 points.
The Texas Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 54 points against Houston. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.7% and connected on 11 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Red Raiders offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.8 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.
So far, the Red Raiders’ defense is ranked 42nd in the country at 65.5 points per contest. Texas Tech’s three-point defense is currently 151st in the country at 7.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.0% of their shots vs. Texas Tech.