Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech odds: Picks from unbiased computer model on 15-7 college basketball run
Our advanced computer model simulated Tuesday's Oklahoma-Texas Tech game 10,000 times
College hoops takes center stage Tuesday when Oklahoma travels to Texas Tech for a 7 p.m. ET tip. The Red Raiders are favored by 7.5 points, down one from the opening line. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 155.5, unchanged from the open.
In this huge college basketball showdown that features two teams looking for a conference victory, you need to see what SportsLine's Projection Model has to say.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, crushed its top-rated college basketball picks last season, returning a profit of almost $6,600 on $100 bets for anybody who followed them.
That wasn't a fluke, either. The model entered this week on a strong 15-7 run on point-spread picks and anybody following it is way, way up. Its success is because the model comes up with precise, unbiased statistical projections.
Now the model has simulated Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech 10,000 times and locked in strong against-the-spread, over-under and money-line picks.
We can tell you the model is leaning under, saying it hits in 54 percent of simulations. It is projecting 154 total points to be scored, clearing the under by 1.5.
The model also has a strong pick against the spread for this matchup, saying you can back one side well over 50 percent of the time. And you can only see that one over at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account Oklahoma's recent struggles that have dropped the Sooners from being the one of the top teams in the nation all the way down to the NCAA Tournament bubble. That's because OU has lost three straight and six of its past eight overall.
Defensive lapses have been the biggest issue during the slide. They've given up over 80 points six times and fallen to 336th nationally in total defense, allowing 82 points per game.
Texas Tech, meanwhile, comes into this matchup sitting atop the Big 12 standings with a 9-3 conference mark and six consecutive wins, the past three all by double-figures.
But just because the Red Raiders are playing much better right now doesn't mean that they'll be able to cover this spread at home.
Despite its troubles, OU is still a dangerous offensive team. Led by future NBA lottery pick Trae Young (29.5 points, 9.4 assists), the Sooners lead the nation in scoring offense with 88.8 points. That'll be a huge test for Texas Tech's top-tier defense, which gives up an average of just 62 points.
And the Sooners are at least keeping games competitive during their recent slump. They've lost their past five by an average of just 4.8 points.
So what side of Oklahoma-Texas Tech do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Oklahoma-Texas Tech spread is cashing well over 50 percent of the time, all from the model that has crushed college hoops, and find out.
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