Texas Tech Red Raiders (15-3) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (15-4)
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners 1/27/24 – This Saturday brings an electrifying college basketball matchup previews as the Texas Tech Red Raiders, boasting a 15-3 record, prepare to face off against the Oklahoma Sooners, who stand at 15-4. The game is slated for Saturday, promising fans a high-stakes encounter as both teams vie for supremacy. With both teams showing strong performances this season, the stage is set for a thrilling contest that will captivate basketball enthusiasts.
Texas Tech Red Raiders have been remarkable this season, showing a well-rounded game to earn them an outstanding 15-3 record. On offense they average 76.7 points per game with an impressive 46% field goal percentage and hit 36.7% of their three-point attempts; beyond the arc they made 36.7% of three point attempts! Defensively the Red Raiders excel at rebounding with 35.4 averaged per game including 10.3 offensive rebounds which create numerous second chance opportunities.
Oklahoma Sooners have also impressed with their 15-4 record. On offense, Oklahoma slightly outdistances Texas Tech by scoring an average of 78.3 points per game with an impressive field goal percentage of 48.1% and boasting an enviable shooting accuracy – scoring an incredible 76% success rate on free throws! Furthermore, defensively Oklahoma is strong on boards by grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game which helps control game pace.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners 1/27/24 Game Info
|Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 2:00 PM ET
|Lloyd Noble Center
Pop Isaacs (Guard) vs. Javian McCollum (Guard)
Pop Isaacs has been phenomenal in his freshman season for Texas Tech, averaging 16.9 points, 3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game while shooting efficiently from the field and from three. His versatile scoring ability and distribution are key for the Red Raiders offense. However, he has struggled with turnovers at times and could be vulnerable against Oklahoma’s pressure defense.
Javian McCollum leads Oklahoma in scoring at 14.6 points per game while shooting 44% from the field and 36% from three. He also averages 3.9 assists per game as the Sooners floor general. However, McCollum has been turnover prone this season, coughing up the ball 2.3 times per game. He will need to limit mistakes against the Red Raiders’ fierce defense.
This matchup pits two talented guards against each other who could determine the outcome of the game. If McCollum takes care of the ball and involves his teammates, Oklahoma has the firepower to keep pace. But if Isaacs imposes his will at both ends, his versatility could propel Texas Tech to a key road win.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Given the current lack of specific betting odds, it’s challenging to provide concrete betting advice. However, considering the teams’ performances and trends, bettors should keep an eye on the spread and totals once they are available, as this game promises to be closely contested.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
Texas Tech is 4-1 in their last 5 games. The Red Raiders are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 matchups. They are 2-2 against the spread in their previous 5 away games. The over has hit in 4 of Texas Tech’s last 5 contests.
Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Sooners are 2-3 straight up in their last 5 contests. Oklahoma is 2-3 against the spread in their previous 5 games. They are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 home matchups. The over has hit in 2 of the Sooners’ last 5 matchups. The totals have gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma’s 14 last games at home. Overall against the spread this season, the Sooners are 10-13. Oklahoma has failed to cover the spread in 5 of their previous 8 games.
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma Sooners 1/27/24 Betting Picks
Considering the teams’ offensive capabilities and recent trends, this game is poised to be a high-scoring affair. Texas Tech’s balanced offense and defensive rebounding will challenge Oklahoma’s shooting efficiency and home-court advantage.
For the final pick, considering the strengths and trends of both teams, a prediction leans towards a close game with Texas Tech possibly edging out due to their slightly better balance between offense and defense. However, with the odds and spreads TBD, bettors are advised to consider the final lines before making any decisions.
In terms of Handpicked Favorites, the matchup’s nature suggests potential value in the OVER for total points scored, given both teams’ offensive trends.
Free Pick and Prediction: Texas Tech Red Raiders 78, Oklahoma Sooners 75