It’s hard to believe that Shaka Smart was hired by Texas for the 2015-16 season. Overall Smart’s first five seasons were a disappointment for all concerned. Only twice did the Longhorns make the NCAA Tournament. Texas was never a College Basketball odds championship favorite in that span. Smart finally has a team of his recruits and a system in place. As a consequence, Texas is rapidly moving up the national polls. Texas Tech burst on the national stage from their Final Four appearance two years ago. Coach Chris Beard brings tenacity and tough defense to the hardwood.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas|
|Texas Tech at Texas TV Coverage:||ESPN2|
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas Longhorns SBG Odds Overview
It follows that Texas’ success has triggered sportsbook attention. Texas Tech may get action from bargain hunters. As the old adage goes “defense travels.”
Texas Tech Red Raiders Team Overview
Late on Texas Tech has gushed red ink with one payout in their last eight games. Over the total has hit in four of their last five. The Red Raiders are 10-3 straight up, 5-8 against the spread, and 6-7 under the total. In sum, Texas Tech has national metrics of 117th for scoring and 7th for points allowed. Inconsistent shooting has forced the defense to carry the Red Raiders.
Guard Mac McClung leads with 15.3 points per game. While guard Terrence Shannon Jr. adds 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
Texas Longhorns Team Overview
Namely Shaka Smart is finally seeing things click as Texas coach. It’s taken far longer than expected but the Longhorns are in sync. Texas is 10-1 straight up, 6-5 against the spread, and 6-5 over the total. Overall, the Longhorns are 115th for scoring offense and 42nd for points allowed.
Guards Courtney Ramey, Matt Coleman III, and Andrew Jones are all over 13.3 points per game.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas Longhorns vs. The Line
The Red Raiders are:
- 19-25 against the spread
- 6-6 on the board in away games
- 10-13 vs. the line against Big 12 opponents
- 23-20-1 over the total in all games
- 6-6 over and under on the road
- 13-10 to the over in Big 12 matchups
The Longhorns are:
- 20-22 against the spread overall
- 8-15 on the board at home
- 12-10 vs. the odds against Big 12 opponents
- 20-22 under the total in all games
- 10-13 to the under at home
- 12-10 over the total against Big 12 opponents
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas Longhorns Head-to-Head vs. Spread
Texas Tech has covered three of their last four against Texas Tech. Two of the last three in this series stayed under. Specifically, at Texas, the Red Raiders are 2-0 against the spread. Four of the last five between these teams at Texas stayed under.
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas Longhorns SBG Free Picks
As mentioned earlier the Red Raiders have shown poor College basketball odds value recently. Texas is showing a more complete game. Most important of all the Longhorns are in the black this season.
Red Raiders at Longhorns SBG Best Bet: Texas Longhorns.