Texas vs Texas Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 13 (Longhorns Offense Can't Be Stopped in Big 12 Tilt)

Devon Platana
Texas vs Texas Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Texas vs Texas Tech prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Stephen Spillman

Texas vs Texas Tech Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 5 Texas (20-5, 9-3 Big 12) vs. Texas Tech (13-12, 2-10 Big 12)
  • Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: United Supermarkets Arena -- Lubbock, Texas
  • Coverage: ESPN

The No. 5 Texas Longhorns aim to remain hot when they visit the Big 12 rival Texas Tech Red Raiders for some NCAA college basketball action on Monday, Feb. 13.

Texas improved to 3-1 over its last four games with Saturday's 94-60 victory over West Virginia. After losing back-to-back outings, Texas Tech was also victorious in its last game, picking up a solid 71-63 victory over ranked Kansas State.

Can Texas keep the wins coming with another strong effort? Or will Texas Tech figure out a way to pull off the massive upset?

Texas vs Texas Tech Odds & Spread

Texas enters this contest as the slight road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Texas vs Texas Tech Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Texas is 11-14-0 this season.
  • The Longhorns are 8-11 as 3.5-point favorites or more.
  • Out of 25 Texas' games so far this year, 14 have gone over the total.
  • Texas Tech's record against the spread is 11-14-0.
  • The Red Raiders have an ATS record of 3-3 as 3.5-point underdogs or more.
  • This year, 15 of Texas Tech's 25 games have hit the over.
Texas Rank Texas AVG Texas Tech AVG Texas Tech Rank
25th 80 Points Scored 73.8 135th
132nd 68.1 Points Allowed 68.3 142nd
146th 32.4 Rebounds 31.8 186th
154th 8.9 Off. Rebounds 8.6 190th
221st 7.1 3pt Made 7.2 205th
22nd 16.1 Assists 13.4 157th
92nd 11.2 Turnovers 13.1 283rd

Texas vs Texas Tech Prediction & Pick

While both defenses allow similar point totals, Texas has the offensive advantage tonight. Rodney Terry's team averages 80.0 PPG (No. 18) compared to Texas Tech's 73.8 PPG (T-No. 97), which has dropped to a 67.0-point average over the last three games.

The Longhorns are more careful with the ball, sinking 47.9% of their field goals (No. 20) while only averaging 12.0 turnovers per game (T-No. 108). While the Red Raiders have a 46.1% field-goal percentage (No. 67), that number drops to 43.5% on the road. They're also averaging 15.7 turnovers over their last three games — tied for 20th-most in the nation over that span.

Texas already defeated Texas Tech earlier this season, proving that the former can handle its Big 12 rival. With recent momentum also being on the Longhorns' side, I like their chances of a road win tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Texas: 78 | Texas Tech: 70

Texas vs Texas Tech Best Bet

When it comes to the best bet, I have my eyes on the total going over 145.5 points. First of all, Texas and Texas Tech have two of the better offenses this season, combining for 153.8 PPG. Secondly, the over is also 12-5 in the Longhorns' last 17 games, as well as 4-1 in the Red Raiders' last five.

Considering how the Big 12 rivals were only four points away from surpassing 145.5 points in their meeting last month, it shouldn't be too difficult to reach that mark tonight.

Bet: Over 145.5 Points (-110)

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