Texas vs Texas Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 14 (Longhorns Won't Break a Sweat at Moody Center)

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
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Texas vs Texas Tech Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 10 Texas (14-2, 3-1 Big 12) vs. Texas Tech (10-6, 0-4 Big 12)
  • Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Moody Center -- Austin, Texas

The Saturday, Jan. 14 NCAA college basketball schedule is packed with thrilling matchups, including a Big 12 battle between the No. 10 Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

After losing to Kansas State last week, Texas has since won back-to-back contests, most recently picking up a 79-75 win over ranked TCU on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Texas Tech has been trending in the opposite direction. Not only was the Red Raiders' latest 84-50 loss to Iowa State their fourth in a row, but it also dropped the program's Big 12 record to 0-4 this season.

Can Texas continue cementing itself as one of the nation's top programs? Or will Texas Tech finally break out of its slump?

Texas vs Texas Tech Odds & Spread

Texas enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 142.5 points with the over being favored at -112 odds.

Texas vs Texas Tech Betting Trends

  • Texas' record against the spread is 6-10-0.
  • Against the spread as 8.5-point favorites or more, the Longhorns are 4-6.
  • Out of 16 Texas' games so far this season, nine have gone over the total.
  • Against the spread, Texas Tech is 6-10-0 this season.
  • Texas Tech has played 16 games this year, and 10 of them have hit the over.
Texas Rank Texas AVG Texas Tech AVG Texas Tech Rank
18th 82.1 Points Scored 76.6 77th
89th 65.8 Points Allowed 65.1 75th
91st 34.4 Rebounds 32.7 164th
85th 9.9 Off. Rebounds 7.8 258th
185th 7.4 3pt Made 7.2 208th
15th 17.6 Assists 14.5 99th
62nd 11.1 Turnovers 13.8 297th

Texas vs Texas Tech Prediction & Pick

There's little reason to have faith in a Texas Tech upset tonight. Not only have the Red Raiders been held to a 61.5 PPG clip over their last four games, but they also lost those outings by an average of 12 points.

Meanwhile, Texas is on a completely different level. The Longhorns have one of the most lethal attacks in the country, averaging 82.1 points (No. 11) on 48.6% shooting (No. 15). Their defense isn't too bad either (65.8 PPG, No. 70), playing a big role in Texas owning the fifth-best scoring margin (plus-16.3).

Unless Texas completely collapses out of the gate, I just can't see the Longhorns losing at home.

Final Score Prediction: Texas: 78 | Texas Tech: 69

Texas vs Texas Tech Best Bet

With neither of these teams playing well against the spread, my eyes are on the total for tonight's game, specifically the over. After all, Texas and Texas Tech both have top-50 offenses, averaging a combined 158.7 PPG.

Furthermore, the over is also 9-2 in Texas Tech's last 11 games, as well as 5-0 in Texas' last five at home. Rivalry games bring out the best in both sides, which is why I won't be shocked if there are more points on the board than expected when the dust settles.

Bet: Under 142.5 Points (-108)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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