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No. 8 Texas Tech has quietly positioned itself as one of the best teams in the country and a potential No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Red Raiders looked lost during their three-game losing streak earlier in the year, but have since won seven straight, including a game against Kansas. 

A Texas Tech win against Texas on Monday night would clinch a share of the Big 12 title and mark the first time Kansas did not win at least a share of the Big 12 since 2004. The Red Raiders are also gunning for their first season sweep of Texas since 1996, making this game all the bigger. 

For Texas, they're currently a borderline tournament team, but a win over a Top 10 opponent would all but guarantee the Longhorns go dancing. When the two met earlier in the year, Texas Tech came out on top, 68-62.

Texas-Texas Tech is one of the biggest games of the week and the Red Raiders are favored by 8 on FanDuel Sportsbook, so let's take a look at what the experts have to say about it.

Texas vs. Texas Tech Predictions

Sports Chat Place

Sports Chat Place likes Texas Tech to win and cover the spread Monday night because the Red Raiders are 16-1 straight up at home this season and playing well as of late. Texas is still without its top scorer, Kerwin Roach II, and Texas Tech's defense is ranked third in the nation.

Sports Jaw

Sports Jaw likes the Longhorns to cover the spread on the road against Texas Tech. Texas has a more efficient offense than Texas Tech and that will allow it to stay close to a top defense. 

ESPN Basketball Power Index

ESPN BPI really likes Texas Tech to win straight up, giving it an 81.4 percent chance to win against Texas. 

Overall that's two picks for Texas Tech straight up and an even 1-1 split for these teams against the spread. 

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